Peggy Valentine


      Dr. Peggy Valentine

      Peggy Valentine is currently Interim Chancellor at Fayetteville State University, a historically black university, and constituent of the University of North Carolina System. The university enrolls over 6,000 students from rural, military and diverse backgrounds. Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, students major in a variety of fields, including the highly ranked MBA and nursing programs, education, pre-law and more. Prior to her interim chancellor appointment, she served as Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Her responsibilities included oversight of educational programs in clinical laboratory science, exercise physiology, health care management, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation counseling. She had administrative responsibilities for the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Rams Know H.O.W. mobile clinic. Her clinical experiences include work as a registered nurse and as a physician’s assistant.

      Dr. Valentine received her doctorate in education from Virginia Tech University and a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degrees from Howard University. Dr. Valentine is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and was honored as Educator of the Year by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is a fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and the Howard University Faculty Senate honored her for “Outstanding Contributions to the African Diaspora.”

      She has a passion for service and co-founded the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity and serves as founding editor and chief of the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity.