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General Assembly appoints 2 to WSSU Board of Trustees  

The North Carolina General Assembly has appointed longtime Winston-Salem residents Kenneth Raymond and Dr. Ricky R. Sides to the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees. The pair replace BOT Vice Chair Charles Wright and Osyris Uqoezwa, whose terms expired.

The WSSU Board of Trustees serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to WSSU and also serves as advisor to the chancellor concerning the management and development of the institution. It is comprised of 13 members with eight members elected by the UNC Board of Governors and four appointed by the General Assembly. The Student Government Association president serves an ex officio member.

A native of Boston, Raymond is a WSSU alumnus and a former Rams football player. He graduated in 1987 with a degree in English and a minor in mass communications. Raymond retired in April after serving as a 911 operator and police dispatcher for 28 years. Since 2013, he has served as chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections. He is also a member of the scholarship selection committee for the Winston-Salem Foundation and is a member of the North Carolina Department of Corrections Grievance Committee.

Sides is the founder and president of Sides Chiropractic in Winston-Salem. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Catawba College before completing premedical studies at Wake Forest University. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences. Sides serves as a board member on the Forsyth County Board of Health and the Trinity Center in Winston-Salem. He is a former chairman of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army in Winston-Salem, a former commissioner for the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, a former director for the N.C. State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and a former trustee for the Novant Health Triad Regional Board of Trustees. He is a fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership and a Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary Winston-Salem. 

Each will serve four-year terms effective July 1.

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For 125 years, Winston-Salem State University has fostered the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment. Join us in celebrating our 125th anniversary with events throughout 2017. Learn more at the 125th Anniversary website. 

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