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Valerie Kinloch Named Trustee of Undergraduate Alma Mater

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Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been appointed to the board of trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Her two-year appointment begins on July 1, 2021, and can be extended for successive three-year terms.

Kinloch is a graduate of JCSU, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors.

"I am extremely honored and excited to have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of my undergraduate alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University," said Kinloch. "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.”

Read more about the honor.