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Board Member Biographies

Debra Miller, Board Chair

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2008.  Debra is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Committee and the Executive Committee. 

Employment: New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Concord, NH

Education: B.S., Winston-Salem State University

Civic affiliations: The Family Center Board of Directors; The Family Justice Center Board of Directors; Northeastern University/Sports in Society Advisory Board; Granite State Church of Christ Advisory Leadership Team.




Coretta J. Bigelow

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2015.

Employment: Senior Vice President, NewBridge Bank, Lexington, NC.

Education: B.A., Winston-Salem State University, 1979

Civic affiliations: Winston-Salem State University Board of Visitors, Habitat for Humanity of Lexington Board of Directors member, Citizen Budget Advisory Committee of the City of Winston-Salem.




Robert C. Clark

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2015.

Employment: President and Owner of Leesona Corporation in Burlington, NC.

Education: B.A., University of the South – Sewanee, TN; M.B.A. University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.

Civic affiliations: NewBridge Bank Board of Directors, Winston-Salem City Council Member, Winston-Salem Rotary Club, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Crosby Scholars, Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau, Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, Episcopal Foundation of North Carolina, Crimestoppers.





Kelvin E. Farmer

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2015.

Employment: President and CEO, KE Farmer Enterprises, Inc.

Education: B.S., Winston-Salem State University, 1986; B.A. Campbell University, 1997.

Civic affiliations: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. member, Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association Treasurer (1994-99), United Way Corporate Chairperson – Laurinburg, NC (1995, 1996, 1997) Advisory Committee to the NC State Museum of Natural Sciences & Resources (1995-1999).






Susan Henderson

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2009.  Susan is the Chair of the Advancement Committee and serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Employment: Senior Vice President & Regional Director, Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: B.S. in Finance, University of Georgia at Athens, 1981

Civic Affiliations: YMCA Board of Directors; Reynolda House Museum of Art Board of Directors; Winston-Salem Symphony; Winston-Salem Arts Council; Carolina Ballet Board; Brenner Children’s Hospital Advisory Board; Salem Academy and College Board of Visitors.






Dr. William U. Harris

Service: Elected by the board of Governors to serve beginning in 2015.

Employment: Retired from the Educational Testing Service

Education: B.S, Elementary Education, Winston-Salem State University; M.S., Elementary Education, Indiana University; Ph.D., Educational Administration, The Union Institute

Civic affiliations: Served on the Boards of Richard Stockton State University and the Westminster choir College; past member of the Ewing Township (NJ) School Board and the Urban League of Metropolitan Trenton, Incorporated; past chair of the Winston-Salem State University Board of Visitors; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.






Karen McNeil-Miller, Ed.D.

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2009.  Karen is the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, and serves as member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, the Appeals Committee and the Personnel & Tenure Committee.

Employment: President, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: B.S., Early Childhood Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.Ed., Cross-Categorical Special Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ed.D., General Administrative Leadership, Vanderbilt University;

Civic affiliations: Forsyth Futures Board Member; North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research Board Member; North Carolina Institute of Medicine Board Member; Center for Development and Population Activities - CEDPA; Southeastern Council on Foundations.






Pradeep Sharma

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2013.  Pradeep serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Audit Committee.

Employment: CEO, EdTech Systems, Raleigh, NC

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Jerry M. Shortt

Service: Appointed by the Governor to serve beginning in 2013.  Jerry serves on the Finance & Administration Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Employment: Owner, Whitestone Financial, Advance, NC

Civic Affiliations: Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Member; Clemmons Village Professional Center Executive Board; AFSA Education Foundation Founding Member; Business Administrator for Twin City Community Church.






Osyris Uqozewa

Service: Appointed by the Governor to serve beginning in 2013.  Osyris is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Student Affairs Committee.

Employment: President, B & C International, High Point, NC

Education: B.S. in Psychology, North Carolina Central University

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Scott F. Wierman

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2015.

Employment: President of the Winston-Salem Foundation.

Education: B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.B.A. Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University.

Civic affiliations: Trustee Advisory Council of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable, Board of Directors for the Center for Congregational Health, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, Winston-Salem State University Endowment Committee, Secretary of the Campaign Coordinating Committee.






Charles A. Wright

Service: Elected by the Board of Governors to serve beginning in 2013.  Charles serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Employment: Senior Vice President Continuous Improvement, PNC Bank, Broadview Heights, OH

Education: B.S. in Business Administration, North Carolina Central University; M.A. Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Civic Affiliations: 100 Blackmen of Cleveland

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