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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.

 Patricia Norris standing in front of her namesakePolice & Public Safety

The Winston-Salem State University Police & Public Safety comprised of Emergency Management, Parking & Transportation, 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.


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Government - Community Relations

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. Its mission is to continually demonstrate the value of Winston-Salem State University as an academic, research, and economic development leader and to facilitate collaborative efforts that benefit the community and the university.