Valerie Kinloch named trustee of undergraduate alma mater

Valerie Kinloch in a yellow shirt

Valerie Kinloch, dean of the School of Education, has been appointed to the board of trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, N.C.

Her two-year appointment began on July 1, and can be extended for successive three-year terms.

Kinloch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors from JCSU.

"I am extremely honored and excited to have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of my undergraduate alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University," Kinloch said. "I owe so much of my professional achievements and personal growth to the impactful education and critical mentoring I received at JCSU. Undoubtedly, I will always treasure my time there. As a trustee, I look forward to supporting the future of our university, particularly as we continue to center on student learning, educational equity, innovation and collaboration.”

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