Corlis L. Sellers
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Corlis L. Sellers was appointed as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor on December 9, 2013. Following her retirement as a senior executive from the federal government in 2010, Ms. Sellers was employed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J. She served as the director of Black Catholic Ministry and Liaison to the Bishop for the Black Catholic Ministry Commission and on the boards of the Catholic-Jewish Commission and the Catholic-Muslim Commissions.
She has over 27 years of senior management experience with the U.S. Department of Labor in areas of operations, strategic planning, policy development, budget, financial management, and government relations. This management experience includes over two years of service as the Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff to the former Assistant Secretary of Labor, as well as an assignment to the White House where she served as leader of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Team for then Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review.
In 2000, she received a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement for her work in combating illegal child labor in the U.S. Ms. Sellers served on the Senior Executive Service Resources Board and the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board in the U.S. Department of Labor. She earned her B.S. Degree in Secondary Education from Hampton University.
Ms. Sellers relocated to Winston-Salem in July 2013 to join her husband, Darnell Drummond.