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Alvin Atkinson

Position: Director Department:

Contact Info

Office: Carolina Hall 130 Phone: 336-750-8206


Alvin L. Atkinson is the Director of the Initiative for Just & Sustainable Communities (IJSC)the Executive Director of (CCS) at Winston-Salem State University and a nationally recognized expert in university and community collaborations. Alvin was named the Director of the IJSC in February 2016 after serving ten (10) years of serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Community Safety (CCS) at WSSU. As Director of the IJSC, Alvin initiates, facilitates and coordinates the delivery and institutionalization of interdisciplinary action oriented academic programs that enhance university and community collaborations and build commitments to social justice. He is also responsible for the synchronization of scholarship, research, and collaboration with leading practitioners and policy makers at both a local and national level for increasing capacity for all citizens to thrive. Alvin was recruited to join CCS in 2001 after a successful corporate career as Vice President of Wachovia Bank and President & COO of Victory-Masonic Mutual Credit Union. Consequently, since graduating from Davidson College in 1981, he has spent his entire professional career in Winston-Salem.

Educational Background

  • BA, Davidson College 1981