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Corlis L. Sellers-Drummond

Position: Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Priorities and Interim Executive Assistant Department: Office of the Chancellor

Contact Info

Office: Blair Hall, Room 200 Phone: 336-750-2041


Corlis Sellers-Drummond was appointed as Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Priorities on August 26, 2016. In this role, she supports special projects and initiatives in the Chancellor’s Office. Prior to her appointment as Special Assistant, she served as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor since December 2013.

Following her retirement as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) from the U.S. Department of Labor in 2010, Mrs. Sellers-Drummond was employed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J. In the Diocese, she served as the Liaison to the Bishop for Black Catholic Ministry Commission.

From 1999 to 2010, she served as the Northeast Regional Administrator for the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division where she led a staff of over 300 (mostly Wage and Hour investigators) in labor law enforcement efforts in thirteen states in the northeast and mid-Atlantic and in the territories of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Mrs. Sellers-Drummond has over 27 years of senior management experience with the U. S. Department of Labor in areas of labor law compliance, strategic planning, policy development, budget, financial management, and governmental relations. This management experience includes over two years of service as the Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff to a former Assistant Secretary of Labor, as well as an assignment to the White House where she served as the leader of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Team for then Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review.

In 2004, Mrs. Sellers-Drummond was appointed by then U. S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to lead the Fair Pay Enforcement Task Force, which was established to ensure nationwide compliance with the newly revised Fair Labor Standards Act white collar exemption rules. In 2000, she received a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement for her work in combating illegal child labor in the U.S. Mrs. Sellers-Drummond served on the Senior Executive Service Resources Board and the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board in the U. S. Department of Labor.

Educational Background

  • BS, Hampton University, Secondary Education