WSSU Dean Elected Officer of N.C. Research Center

February 25, 2014
Dr. Peggy ValentineDr. Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been elected 2014 vice chair and chair-elect for the N. C. Center for Public Policy Research.

"The Center's Board is carefully constructed to be representative of the citizens of North Carolina in terms of race and ethnicity, gender, region of the state, and political party affiliations," says Board Chair Leslie Walden of Chapel Hill. "We are very pleased to welcome outstanding citizens and leaders to our Board."

Valentine has been dean at WSSU since January 2006 and is responsible for the educational programs in clinical laboratory science, health care management, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy.  In addition to her work with the N. C. Center for Public Policy Research, she is general chair and president of the Consortium for International Management Policy and Development.  Valentine is also on the board of trustees for Novant Health and on the board of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals.

The 24-member board of directors of the N. C. Center for Public Policy Research represents the geographical areas of the state as well as the corporate, academic and community service arenas.  The center is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization created in 1977 to evaluate state government programs and to study important public policy issues facing North Carolina.  In addition to its publications, it conducts in-depth studies on a variety of issues including mental health reform, making Federal loans available to students in more of the state's community colleges, and reducing fraud committed against the elderly.

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