Chancellor's Search Committee Holds First Meeting

April 22, 2014

The Search Committee for a new chancellor at Winston-Salem State University was named and its first meeting was held on Monday, April 21.

Tom Ross, president of the UNC system, presented the charge to the committee.  The meeting also included presentations by three search firms, development of a tentative timeline and a discussion on subcommittees. 

The 20-member committee is chaired by Debra Miller, chair of the WSSU Board of Trustees.  Committee members include: Victor Johnson, Jr., WSSU trustee and member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board; Vivian Burke, WSSU trustee and Winston-Salem's mayor pro tempore; Sue Henderson, WSSU trustee and senior vice president at Wells Fargo; Karen McNeil-Miller, WSSU trustee and president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; Keith Vaughan, chairman, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice; Charles Wright, WSSU trustee and senior vice president at PNC Bank; Bryant Bell, WSSU trustee and president of the WSSU Student Government Association; Peggy Valentine,  dean of the WSSU School of Health Sciences; Gordon Everett, president of the WSSU National Alumni Association and director of customer relationship management at the National Archives and Records Administration; Ludovic Kovalik, chair of the WSSU Faculty Senate; LaTonya Amos, president of the WSSU Staff Senate; Allen Joines, president of The Winston-Salem Alliance and mayor; Peggy Carter, chair of the WSSU Foundation Board and retired vice president of the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation; Scott Wierman, president of The Winston-Salem Foundation, Dennis Felder, WSSU professor; Cleveland Ellison, retired educator; the Rev. Dr. Walter Mack, pastor at Union Baptist Church; Coretta Bigelow, WSSU Board of Visitors and senior vice president at Newbridge Bank; and L'Tanya Bailey, WSSU Board of Visitors and an orthodontist.

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