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2009-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organization of the University

Officers of the University

Erskine Bowles, M.B.A. President
Alan R. Mabe, Ph.D. Senior Vice President — Academic Affairs
Jeffrey R. Davies, M.B.A. Chief of Staff
Robert O. Nelson, M.P.A. Vice President — Finance
L.B. Corgnati, Jr., M.S. Secretary of the University
Russ Lea, Ph.D. Vice President — Research and Director of Sponsored Programs
Vacant Vice President for Academic Planning
Laurie Charest (Interim) Vice President and General Counsel — Human Resources
John Leydon Vice President — Information Resources and CIO
Anita Watkins Vice President for Governmental Relations
Kimrey Rhinehardt, B.S. Vice President for Federal Relations
Steven Leath, Ph.D. Vice President for Research
Joni Worthington Vice President for Communications

Board of Governors 

Hannah D. Gage,

Vice Chairman

Dudley E. Flood,


John M. Blackburn Ronald Leatherwood Class of 2009
Brent D. Barringer Charles H. Mercer, Jr. Bradley T. Adcock
Peaches Gunter Blank Blank Fred G. Mills Peaches Gunter Blank
R. Steve Bowden Marshall B. Pitts, Jr. Phillip R. Dixon
Laura W. Buffaloe Gladys Ashe Robinson Ray S. Farris
Frank A. Daniels, Jr. Irvin A. Roseman Dudley E. Flood
John W. Davis III William G. Smith Willie J. Gilchrist
Phillip R. Dixon Purnell Swett H. Frank Grainger
Ray s. Farris Priscilla P. Taylor Charles H. Mercer, Jr.
Dudley E. Flood J. Bradley Wilson Fred G. Mills
Hannah E. Gage David W. Young Jim W. Phillips
Ann B. Goodnight   Irvin A. Roseman
Clarice Cato Goodyear James E. Holshouser, Jr.  
H. Frank Grainger Emeritus Member  
Peter D. Hans    
Charles A. Hayes M. Cole Jones  
Adelaide Daniels Key Ex Officio Member  
G. Leroy Lail    

History of The University of North Carolina

In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of The University of North Carolina. Winston-Salem State University is one of the 16 constituent institutions of the multi-campus state university.

The University of North Carolina, chartered by the N.C. General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 1795. For the next 136 years, the only campus of The University of North Carolina was at Chapel Hill.

In 1877, the N.C. General Assembly began sponsoring additional institutions of higher education, diverse in origin and purpose. Five were historically black institutions, and another was founded to educate American Indians. Several were created to prepare teachers for the public schools. Others had a technological emphasis. One was a training school for performing artists.

In 1931, the N.C. General Assembly redefined The University of North Carolina to include three state-supported institutions: the campus at Chapel Hill (now the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University at Raleigh), and Woman’s College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The new multi-campus university operated with one board of trustees and one president. By 1969, three additional campuses had joined The University through legislative action: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

In 1971, the General Assembly passed legislation bringing into The University of North Carolina the state’s ten remaining public senior institutions, each of which had until then been legally separate:

Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Pembroke State University, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University. This action created the current 16-campus University. (In 1985, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was declared an affiliated school of the university; and in 1996 Pembroke State University was renamed the University of North Carolina at Pembroke through legislative action.)

The UNC Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with “the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions.” It elects the president, who administers the University. The 32 voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four-year terms. Former board chairmen and board members who are former governors of North Carolina may continue to serve for limited periods as non-voting members emeriti. The president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, or that student’s designee, is also a non-voting member.

Each of the 16 constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Governors on the president’s nomination and is responsible to the president. Each institution has a board of trustees, consisting of eight members elected by the Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the president of the student body, who serves ex officio. (The N.C. School of the Arts has two additional ex officio members.) Each board of trustees holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.

Board of Trustees

Mr. F. Scott Bauer, Chair Winston-Salem, NC
Mrs. Karen McNeil Miller, Vice Chair Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Martin B. Davis, Secretary Charlotte, NC
Mrs. Lisa J. Caldwell Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. James C. Hash, Sr. Winston-Salem, NC
Mrs. Sue Henderson Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Victor Johnson, Jr. Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Thomas W. Lambeth Winston-Salem, NC
Mrs. Debra B. Miller Londonderry, New Hampshire
Mr. James N. Nanton Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Keith W. Vaughn Winston-Salem, NC
Vacant Vacant
Mrs. Whitney N. McCoy, President, Student Government Assoc. ex officio Winston-Salem, NC

Executive Staff

Donald J. Reaves, Ph.D. Chancellor
Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dorcas L. Colvin, Ed.D.

Executive Vice Chancellor for Management and Strategic Initiatives

Mr. Gerald E. Hunter Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Mr. Jonathan E. Martin, J.D. Executive Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs
Melody C. Pierce, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
RaVonda Dalton-Rann, M.A. and M.S. Executive Assistant to the Chancellor & Secretary of the University
Mrs. Michelle Cook Vice Chancellor for University Advancement & Executive Director of WSSU Foundation
Camille Kluttz-Leach, J.D. University Legal Counsel
Mr. William L. Hayes Director of Athletics
Glen Holmes, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Information Resources & CIO
Ms. Shannon B. Henry Director of Internal Audit and Compliance Services
Merdis J. McCarter, Ed.D. Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Ms. Tomikia LeGrande Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
Carolynn B. Berry, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for Planning, Assessment and Research
Ms. Nancy N. Young Interim Director for Public and Media Relations

Academic Affairs

Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Merdis J. McCarter, Ed.D. Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Glenn Holmes, Ed.D. Associate Provost Information Resources/CIO
Carolynn B. Berry, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research
Letitia Cornish Interim Assistant Provost for Administration and Planning
Irene Chief, M.Ed. Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Lifelong Learning


Charles W. Ford, Jr., Ph.D. College of Arts and Sciences
Jessica Bailey, Ph.D. School of Business and Economics
Cynthia Jackson Hammond, Ph.D. School of Education and Human Performance
Peggy Valentine, Ed.D. School of Health Sciences
Michelle Releford, Ph.D. University College
Fidelis M. Ikem, Ph.D. School of Graduate Studies and Research



Department Chairs

Russell Morton, Ph.D. Accounting and Management Information Systems
David B. Stewart, Ph.D. Economics and Finance
Thomas Jones, Ph.D. (Interim) Management and Marketing
George Harwell, Ph.D. (Interim) Clinical Laboratory Science
Elva Jones, Ph.D. Computer Science
Cathy Griffin-Famble, Ph.D. Education
Audrey Forrest-Carter, Ph.D. (Interim) English and Foreign Languages
Charles E. Hicks, Ph.D. Fine Arts
Cynthia Williams-Brown Ph.D. Human Performance and Sport Sciences
Donna Durham-Pierre, Ph.D. Life Sciences
Phillip Jeter, Ph.D. Mass Communications
John Adeyeye, Ph.D. Mathematics
Dorothy Bethea, M.P.A., Ed.D. Occupational Therapy
Abdul Mohammed, Ph.D. Physical Sciences
Teresa Conner-Kerr, Ph.D. Physical Therapy
Ike Okonta, Ph.D. Social Sciences
Lynn Harvey, Ph.D. (Interim) Behavioral Sciences and Social Work
Lolita Chappel-Aiken, Ed.D. Undergraduate Nursing
Gohar Karami, Ph.D. Graduate Nursing
Faye Cobb, Ph.D. Healthcare Management

Administrative and Academic Support Services

Alvin Atkinson, Ph.D. Interim Director, Center for Community Safety
Joti Sehkon, Ph.D. Director, International Programs
Dana Dalton, Ph.D. Director, Institutional Research
Richard Edwards, M.M.A. Director, Video and Classroom Technology Services
Alvaro H. Galvis, D.Ed. Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Ron Giddings, M.A. Director, STEM Scholars Program
Suresh Gopalan, D.B.A., Assistant Dean, School of Business and Economics
Jerry Hickerson, Ph.D. Director, Interdisciplinary Studies
Valerie Howard, B.S. Director, Sponsored Programs and Research
Sharon Hush, B.S. Registrar
Cuthrell Johnson, B.S. Director, Academic Computer Center
Tomika LeGrande, M.S. Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management
Francine G. Madrey, Ph.D. (Interim) Interim Associate Dean, School of Education and Human Performance
Shirley Manigault, Ph.D. Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Soncerey Montgomery, Ph.D. (Interim) Director, Honors College
Becky Mussat-Whitlow, Ph.D. Director, Institutional Assessment
Esther Powell, M.S. Director, Graduate Services
Larry Arhagba Coordinator, Evening and Weekend College
Mae Rodney, Ph.D. Director, Library Services
Vincent Snipes, Ph.D. (Interim) Director, Center for Mathematics, Science and Technological Education
Doria Kathleen Stitts, Ph.D. Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics
Belinda Tate-Prempeh, B.A. Director, Diggs Gallery
Manuel Vargas, Ph.D. (Interim) Associate Dean, School of Education and Human Performance
Everette L. Witherspoon, Ed.D, Ph.D. Director, Title III

Student Affairs

Melody C. Pierce, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
Beverly G. Rose, Ed.D. Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs-Administration
Theo Howard, M.A. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs-Campus Life
William Philadelphia, Ph.D. Director of Counseling
Linda Inman, M.S. Director of Housing and Residence Life
Dale Williams, M.A. Director of Student Activities
Theodore Fichialos, M.A. Director, Thompson Student Services Center
Ether Joe, R.N., FNP . Director of Student Health Services Center
Gerald Martin, M.S. Director of Judicial Affairs
Natasha Jeffreys, M.S. Director of Student Development
Dash McNeal, M.S. Director of Campus Recreation
Sheryl Spivey Director of Financial Aid
LaMonica Singleton, B.S. Interim Director of Career Services



Finance and Administration

Gerald Hunter, M.B.A. Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Dr. Randy Mills, Ed.D. Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Owen Cooks, M.S. Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management
Frank E. Lord, C.P.A., C.M.A Controller
Sharon Lunsford, M.S. Director of Business Services
Norman Williams, B.A. Director of Auxiliary Services
Alan Ireland, B.S. Director of Purchasing Services
Patricia Norris, B.S. Director of Police and Public Safety
Ivan Foster, J.D. Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

University Advancement

Michelle Cook, B.A. Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Judith Bailey, Ed.D. Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Sigrid Hall, B.A. Interim Director of Marketing
Gregory C. Hairston, B.A. Director, Alumni Relations
Vacant Director of Development
Kim Reese, B.A. Director, Institutional Annual Fund
Jackie Foutz Interim Director Print and Publications
Cathy Hoots, B.S Director, Recruitment and Enrollment Communications
Aaron Singleton, B.A Director, News and Media Relations