Chief of Staff
The Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff (VC/COS) has administrative oversight of Public Safety, Community and Government Relations, oversees the operations of the Office of the Chancellor, including supervision of staff, management of the office budget, and serves as the principal aide to the Chancellor performing special assignments.
The VC/CO serves as the liaison between the university and General Administration, and acts the Chancellor’s representative and ambassador to internal and external constituents as directed by the Chancellor.
Letitia C. Wall was named the Chief of Staff and Operations Officer in June 2021. In her role, Wall, who has worked at Winston-Salem State University for 21 years, provides oversight for the day-to-day operations of the office of the chancellor. She is responsible for a wide range of duties that advance the university’s reputation, mission, and vision while ensuring the success of the chancellor by providing exceptional leadership and effective management in administration, project oversight, communications, relationship-building, and decision making. She serves as the principal aide and advisor on important university operational matters in addition to providing coordination of strategic direction, goals, and initiatives. She supervises administrative staff, provides fiscal management, and operational oversight of the campus units that report to the chancellor. She provides direct operational oversight for University Events, Police & Public Safety and Emergency Management.
Letitia has worked in several administrative positions at the university including Associate Provost for Administration, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services and Biomedical Research Administrator. Prior to coming to Winston-Salem State University, Letitia worked as a financial professional in several non-profit organizations.
Letitia is actively engaged in professional and civic organizations. Professionally, she is a member of the Chief of Staff Association, Association of Governing Boards, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, and the National Association for Presidential Assistants in Higher Education. She is a member of the Society for College and University Planners, where she was a member of the regional board for many years. Civically, she serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Forsyth County, the Board of Directors at the Arts Based School, the Board of Directors of The Women’s REACH Network, the Grants Committee of the Black Philanthropic Initiative, and the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. She has served as a professional member of the Triad Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants where she served as chapter vice president and president.
Letitia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership from Liberty University.
The Winston-Salem State University Police & Public Safety supports the University’s mission of liberal education for holistic student development by fostering a safe, secure, and service-oriented environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors.
The Office of Government and Community Relations serves as the university’s primary liaison with community organizations as well as federal, state and local government officials and entities.
The WSSU Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works collaboratively to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies effecting our campus community. OEM aims to provide a disaster-resilient University through an all-hazards Emergency Management Program by working in partnership with local, UNC System, state, federal, and private entities.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) supports WSSU in striving for a safe learning, living, and working environment for our campus. EHS does this by promoting safety, health, and environmental protection through the development of comprehensive programs for training, consultation, risk evaluation and mitigation, hazardous materials management, and regulatory compliance.
The purpose of the Office of University Events is to manage, coordinate, and facilitate annual plans for both signature and marque events in the life of Winston-Salem State University. The primary function of the office is to support events that include university-constituent relations on behalf of the Chancellor, as well as senior administration.