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Chancellor Robinson honored by Leadership NC

Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has received Leadership North Carolina's L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award

The award, which recognizes an LNC alumnus who has made a significant improvement in the quality of life, economic well-being, and sense of community in our state, was awarded on May 10 during LNC Class XXV Graduation and Awards Ceremony at the North Carolina State Capitol. 

Jeff Frazier, an LNC alumnus and chief operating officer at Pyron, presented the award to Robinson. 

WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives Leadership North Carolina's L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award. 

"Dr. Robinson has consistently led by example, working on solutions to challenging issues with leaders from government, healthcare, business, and educational institutions," Frazier said. "He has championed educational opportunity and excellence throughout his career at North Carolina Central, at Cambridge College, and now at Winston-Salem State University.”

The award was created in honor of the late Greensboro congressman who was instrumental in the early days of Leadership North Carolina.

Robinson, a member of LNC Class II, became WSSU's 13th chancellor in 2015 after three decades of experience as a faculty mentor, dean, department chair and provost.

About Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University fosters 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. Founded in 1892, 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.

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