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  • WSSU announces 14th Chancellor

    May 29, 2024

    Bonita J. Brown has been named the 14th Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. She was elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, following her nomination by University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans. Brown will assume her role on July 1, 2024.

  • Rams take charge at NBA HBCU All-Star Weekend

    February 22, 2024

    Not only did the WSSU Rams men’s basketball team win 64-47 over the Virginia Union Panthers in a game simulcast on three major networks – TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV – but the once-in-a-lifetime experience spilled off the courts as well.

  • WSSU Mourns the Loss of Dr. Cleon Thompson

    January 30, 2024

    It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of a beloved figure in the history of our institution, Dr. Cleon F. Thompson, our former Chancellor. Dr. Thompson served as the university's leader from 1985 to 1995.

  • WSSU: The Year in Review

    January 01, 2024

    There is a quote that goes, “the only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.” As 2023 ends, Winston-Salem State University looks back at the 15 most impactful news stories of the year that highlight progress, changes, trailblazers, national recognitions, innovation and engagement.
  • WSSU shows you the money

    December 21, 2023

    It’s been three years since Winston-Salem State University announced its largest donation in the school’s history from a single donor. Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $30 million to WSSU in December 2020.
  • Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Search Advisory Committee Announced

    December 08, 2023

    University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans and Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kelly today announced the formation of a 13-member committee to launch the search for the next chancellor of the university. Kelly will serve as the chair of the committee.

    November 21, 2023

    After months of diligent effort by our elected officials in the General Assembly, Governor Cooper, and our leadership at the UNC System and Board of Governors, a final state budget was adopted in early October.
  • Winston-Salem State University announces new positions on Integrated Marketing and Communications team

    August 23, 2023

    Haley Gingles, chief marketing and communications officer of Winston-Salem State University, announces an addition and two promotions to the Integrated Marketing and Communications team that will enhance the university’s effectiveness in storytelling, marketing and branding.
  • Chancellor Anthony Graham shares his vision for the upcoming academic year

    July 13, 2023

    I am honored to serve as the Chancellor during the 2023-24 academic year. I realize the responsibility before us to execute the audacious vision of our founder, Dr. Simon Green Atkins, who created an institution where every student would meet the challenges of the day equipped with an education designed to prepare the “head, hand, and heart.”
  • Chancellor Robinson will receive the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award from the Old Hickory Council on April 27

    March 21, 2023

    The Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual Distinguished Citizen Award event on Thursday, April 27, 2023, to recognize Dr. Elwood Robinson, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, who has shown to personify the spirit of Scouting.

  • A Message from Chancellor Robinson

    January 09, 2023

    After a 39-year career in higher education, Chancellor Elwood Robinson announced today he will retire from Winston-Salem State University on June 30, 2023.
  • A Letter from Chancellor Robinson

    December 14, 2022

    As many of you know, there was an incident this morning involving a student and a faculty member that has escalated on social media. We now have more information regarding the event and want to share some key information with our campus community. 
  • WSSU ranks high on national lists in 2022-23

    November 30, 2022

    Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.

    Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.

  • WSSU employee honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence

    October 25, 2022

    Winston-Salem State University employee Tiffany Turner Lynch was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Efficiency and Innovation. 

  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson - Worthey Joins WSSU as CHRO

    July 13, 2022

    After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce that we have selected Tracy Worthey to join us as our Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • Introducing Brilliance Lab

    March 17, 2022

    Winston-Salem State University is engaging in an exciting new venture that will provide the opportunity for every student to graduate with both a degree and a business plan.
  • Persisting After the Verdict

    April 21, 2021

    With the guilty verdicts handed to ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd may come a variety of emotions within in our campus community.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson: We Stand Against Hate

    March 22, 2021

    The unfortunate increase in violent incidents against our Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander citizens has been alarming. The level of cruelty demonstrated is heartbreaking and should give each of us pause to reflect upon who we are as a community.
  • WSSU kicks off February with national appearances

    January 29, 2021

    WSSU kicks off its spring semester with the return of Future Focus Now and two appearances on national television.
  • WSSU Chancellor receives coronavirus vaccine, encourages community to do the same

    January 27, 2021

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on camera during Novant Health visit. 
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – MLK Day 2021

    January 15, 2021

    On Monday, January 18, Winston-Salem State University, along with others across the nation, will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – as we have done for over thirty years.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson - Happy Holidays!

    December 18, 2020

    The holiday season often brings out the best parts of humanity. People are cheerful and passing along well wishes to friends and strangers alike. It is during this time that we intentionally connect with those we hold dear and give without the expectation of receiving. This is also the time of year that we collect new memories and reflect on holiday moments that have made our lives special. 

  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson: Racial Justice

    June 02, 2020

    Against the backdrop of a global pandemic that is disproportionately impacting African Americans, we again find ourselves assailed with horrific images that remind us of the reality of racism in America.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson: Fall 2020 Operation

    June 01, 2020

    A cross-campus working group has designed a flexible, in-person Fall 2020 experience designed to keep the Ram Family safe while moving our community forward.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson - Thank You

    March 30, 2020

    In the midst of this global public health emergency, the Ram Family has answered that call to serve.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson - MLK Day 2020

    January 17, 2020

    Every year, people across the country and around the world celebrate the birthday of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. He left an indelible mark on our nation that can never be erased. His message of peace, non-violence, and equality for all is as relevant today as it was more than five decades ago.

  • Chancellor Elwood Robinson named one of 10 most dominant HBCU leaders

    January 13, 2020

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named one of the ten most dominant leaders of 2020 by HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF).

  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – New Athletic Director Named

    November 06, 2019

    Etienne M.H. Thomas will be joining the Ram Family as the new director of athletics for Winston-Salem State University.
  • WSSU, Appalachian partner to provide social justice course for future teachers

    September 10, 2019

    A new course is helping future educators at WSSU and Appalachian State University look at classrooms in a different way, with the goal of creating an environment in which all students thrive.
  • Chancellor Robinson to join National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame's 2019 class

    September 03, 2019

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, who has spent nearly his entire career in service of HBCUs, will be inducted at a ceremony in Atlanta on Sept. 27.
  • Chancellor Robinson: Welcome Back!

    August 19, 2019

    The beginning of a new academic year brings renewed energy and opportunities for us all, Chancellor Robinson says. 
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – Dr. Peggy Valentine

    July 12, 2019

    Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences, has been name interim chancellor of Fayetteville State University.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – Athletics Director Search

    May 30, 2019

    Update on the search process for the director of athletics position. 
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – Events at UNCC

    May 01, 2019

    As fellow citizens of North Carolina and fellow members of the University of North Carolina family, our hearts are breaking following the news of a shooting at UNC-Charlotte last night.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – MLK Day 2019

    January 17, 2019

    At Winston-Salem State University, we believe in a deep individual and institutional responsibility to respond to injustices and work toward the establishment of just, equitable, and sustainable culture, economic, political, and social principles that affirm the worth, value, and dignity of all people.
  • Chancellor's Thanksgiving Letter

    November 15, 2018

    This is a wonderful time of the year, with autumn leaves falling, cooler temperatures, and the bonds of friendship and community strengthened through the gathering of family and friends. Thanksgiving is the herald of the holiday season, a time when we celebrate the connections we have with those we love.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – Hurricane Florence

    September 17, 2018

    We are grateful that Winston-Salem State University has escaped this deadly storm relatively unscathed. While we have had some minor localized flooding and some downed tree limbs, our campus has fared remarkably well. Unfortunately, many others in the state have not been as lucky.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson – U.S. News Rankings

    September 06, 2018

    Next week, U.S. News & World Report will release its 2019 college rankings. You will undoubtedly see many universities touting their place on the list. Winston-Salem State University will not be. But not for the reason you think.
  • WSNC-FM to debut show featuring Chancellor Robinson

    August 21, 2018

    WSSU's radio station, is launching 'WSSU Future Focus,' an hourlong weekly talk show featuring Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson. 

  • Welcome to the New Semester – Chancellor's Letter

    August 20, 2018

    Welcome to the start of a new semester! August is one of my favorite months of the year.
  • Money Magazine: WSSU no. 1 HBCU in North Carolina

    August 15, 2018

    WSSU ranks as the no. 1 HBCU in North Carolina, and no. 3 HBCU overall, according to the Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson: Passing of UNC System President Emeritus C.D. Spangler Jr.

    July 24, 2018

    The Winston-Salem State University community joins the University of North Carolina System in expressing our sorrow at the passing of UNC System President Emeritus C.D. Spangler Jr.
  • July Kudos: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

    July 12, 2018

    Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for July 2018.

  • Chancellor Robinson featured in social mobility e-book

    June 21, 2018

    Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson is one of four higher-education leaders featured in a new e-book that offers best practices for student success and social mobility.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson: Stay motivated

    April 23, 2018

    The end of an academic year can bring forth a mixture of emotions. You may feel excited about completing another successful semester; anxiety about completing assignments on time; excitement about summer plans; or apprehension about the future. Staying motivated can feel challenging with just a few weeks left in the semester.
  • VIDEO: An Address from Chancellor Elwood Robinson

    March 07, 2018

    Chancellor Robinson’s address reaffirms WSSU’s rich history and mission as a comprehensive, historically Black  university. WSSU is a vibrant and dynamic learning community full of people who are committed to providing our students the very best education possible. 
  • Robinson: Alumni support critical to HBCU success

    February 20, 2018

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson participated in UNC-TV’s “Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy and Leadership” that aired on Feb. 19.

  • Joint message from WSSU Chancellor Robinson and WFU President Hatch

    January 23, 2018

    Joint message from WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.
  • Chancellor Elwood Robinson named “Outstanding Alumnus” by Penn State

    January 16, 2018

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named an Outstanding Alumnus by Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Psychology.
  • Letter from Chancellor Robinson - MLK Day 2018

    January 12, 2018

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a future where all Americans would share in the opportunity to achieve their dreams. This is the same vision Dr. Simon Green Atkins had for this institution. We remain dedicated to this mission, with social justice and a commitment to equity enshrined in our values.
  • WSSU fraternity raises more than $1,200 during annual homeless awareness week

    December 05, 2017

    WSSU Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity helped those less fortunate in Forsyth County through its 21st annual Homeless Awareness Week.


  • Chancellor's Thanksgiving Letter

    November 20, 2017

    At Winston-Salem State University, we strive to continually remain in a place of gratitude. We know how blessed we are to live in this time and to be in this place. Let’s use the holiday as a reminder to be thankful for all that we have and to commit ourselves to use our gifts to make the world better.
  • WSSU wins 4 HBCU best practices awards

    November 20, 2017

    WSSU collected four best practices awards – the most of any university – at the HBCUgrow Conference on Nov. 9 in Raleigh.

  • Statement from Chancellor Robinson on DACA

    September 06, 2017

    Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney General announced that the federal government is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We understand that this announcement may cause concern and uncertainty among some members of our campus community.
  • Welcome to the New Semester - Chancellor's Letter

    August 21, 2017

    Welcome to the start of a new semester! This is an exciting time at Winston-Salem State University as we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of our founding in September.
  • WSSU chancellor named one of Triad’s 'Most Admired CEOs’

    July 27, 2017

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named one of the Triad’s 'Most Admired CEOs of 2017' by The Triad Business Journal.

  • Chancellor to discuss student engagement at social mobility summit

    July 13, 2017

    WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson will discuss the university’s as a presenter at CollegeNET's first Social Mobility Summit meeting July 16-17 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Interim provost and dean named

    June 02, 2017

    With the forthcoming departure of Provost Brenda Allen and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education Corey D. B. Walker, WSSU has announced the appointment of Dr. Carolynn Berry as interim provost and Dr. Kathy Stitts as interim dean of the College, effective July 1.