Winston Salem State University

Signatories: Brenda A. Allen, Provist and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Corey D.B. Walker, Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education

Joined: March 2016

Contact: Carthene R. Bazemore-Walker, Chief Research Officer and Director, Office of Science Initiatives

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Since joining the Collaborative in March of 2016, Winston-Salem State University has committed itself to advancing the status of black women and girls through the following activities:


  • Committing and implementing a university strategic plan (“Experiencing Academic Distinction: Transforming Learning for the 21st Century” 2016-2021) grounded on the twin principles of equity and social justice;
  • Honoring Melissa Harris-Perry for her extensive work on advancing the Collaborative and research and teaching on black women and girls with an honorary doctorate at the 2016 Commencement ceremony in May, 2016;
  • Hosting the largest workshop to date for the NC Institute of Political Leadership’s Women on Board Program in June 2016;
  • Welcoming female members of the Class of 2020 with special sessions focused on women’s health and wellbeing (i.e., Sister-to-Sister);
  • Awarding three Glaxo-Smith Kline scholarships for women students in science; and
  • Supporting and continuing two themed living and learning communities: Women in Science and Health for second and third year women students and Women in Leadership Develop for first year women students.