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Board Member Biographies

Debra Miller, Board Chair

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2008.  Debra is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Committee and the Executive Committee. 

Employment: New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Concord, NH

Education: B.S., Winston-Salem State University

Civic affiliations: The Family Center Board of Directors; The Family Justice Center Board of Directors; Northeastern University/Sports in Society Advisory Board; Granite State Church of Christ Advisory Leadership Team.


 

Victor Johnson, Jr.

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2009.  Victor is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, and serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.

Employment: Retired Administrator/Educator, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: B.S., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University.

Civic Affiliations: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education; Forsyth County Park Authority Member; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated Member; NAACP Member; St. Paul United Methodist Church Former Trustee.

 


Dr. Vivian H. Burke

Service: Appointed by the Governor to serve beginning in 2010.  Dr. Burke is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Academic Affairs Committee.

Employment: Mayor Pro-Tempore for the City of Winston-Salem, Retired Guidance Counselor and Industrial Education Coordinator, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Education: B.S., Elizabeth City State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University.

Recognition: Doctor of Humane Letters, Livingstone College, 2002 & 2011; Doctor of Humane Letters, Winston-Salem State University, 2004

Civic Affiliations: Grace United Presbyterian Church Elder and Trustee; Winston-Salem City Council Member-Northeast Ward; National Women of Achievement; Alpha Kappa Alpha; NAACP Life Member; United Negro College Fund; Meridian Chapter of the Eastern Star; Advisor to Liberty Street East Redevelopment; Inc.; Black Political Awareness League; Member of NC League of Municipalities; Top Ladies of Distinction; Tourism Development Authority; Member of Transportation Advisory Committee; Graduate Services Advisory Board of Winston-Salem State University; Member of North Carolina Mental Health Board; Board Member of Piedmont Health Systems Agency; Inc.; National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.

 


 

Karen McNeil-Miller, Ed.D.

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2009.  Karen is the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, and serves as member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, the Appeals Committee and the Personnel & Tenure Committee.

Employment: President, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: B.S., Early Childhood Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.Ed., Cross-Categorical Special Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ed.D., General Administrative Leadership, Vanderbilt University;

Civic affiliations: Forsyth Futures Board Member; North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research Board Member; North Carolina Institute of Medicine Board Member; Center for Development and Population Activities - CEDPA; Southeastern Council on Foundations.


 

Keith W. Vaughan

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2007.  Keith is the Chair of the Audit Committee as well as the Appeals Committee and the Personnel and Tenure Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Employment: Chairman, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: B.A., Wake Forest University, 1972; J.D., University of Georgia, 1975

Civic affiliations: Wake Forest University Board of Visitors for the College and Graduate School; Winston-Salem Alliance Board of Directors; Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and Board of Directors Smith-Shaver Law School Scholarship Fund Chairman

 


Charles Wallington

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2010.  Charles is the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and serves as a member of the Executive Committee, the Appeals Committee and the Personnel & Tenure Committee.

Employment: Vice President for Marketing, Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

Education: B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Civic affiliations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Life Member; Sigma Pi Phi Member


 

Osyris Uqozewa

Service: Appointed by the Governor to serve beginning in 2013.  Osyris is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Student Affairs Committee.

Employment: President, B & C International, High Point, NC

Education: B.S. in Psychology, North Carolina Central University

Civic Organizations:

 


Martin B. Davis

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning 2007.  Martin is the Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee and serves as a member of the Student Affairs Committee and the Executive Committee.

Employment: Executive Vice President, Head of Enterprise Technology Services, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC

Education: B.A. in Business Administration, Winston-Salem State University; Young Executives Institutes and the Wachovia Executive Leadership Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Civic Affiliations: Wells Fargo Card Services Board of Directors; CIO Executive Summit Co-Chair; Digital Ball Chair; Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board Member.


Susan Henderson

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2009.  Susan is the Chair of the Advancement Committee and serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Employment: Senior Vice President & Regional Director, Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: B.S. in Finance, University of Georgia at Athens, 1981

Civic Affiliations: YMCA Board of Directors; Reynolda House Museum of Art Board of Directors; Winston-Salem Symphony; Winston-Salem Arts Council; Carolina Ballet Board; Brenner Children’s Hospital Advisory Board; Salem Academy and College Board of Visitors.

 


Pradeep Sharma

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2013.  Pradeep serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Audit Committee.

Employment: CEO, EdTech Systems, Raleigh, NC

Education:

Civic Affiliations:

 


Jerry M. Shortt

Service: Appointed by the Governor to serve beginning in 2013.  Jerry serves on the Finance & Administration Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Employment: Owner, Whitestone Financial, Advance, NC

Civic Affiliations: Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Member; Clemmons Village Professional Center Executive Board; AFSA Education Foundation Founding Member; Business Administrator for Twin City Community Church.

 


Charles A. Wright

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2013.  Charles serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Employment: Senior Vice President Continuous Improvement, PNC Bank, Broadview Heights, OH

Education: B.S. in Business Administration, North Carolina Central University; M.A. Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Civic Affiliations: 100 Blackmen of Cleveland

 


Olivia Sedwick

Service: Elected to serve as Student Government Association President and member of the Board of Trustees beginning in 2014 for a one year term, Olivia will serve on the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Committees.

Employment:  Student, Student Government Association President

Education:  Winston-Salem State University

Civic Affiliations: 

 

 

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