Educating, connecting and energizing leadersto serve and improve the community.


The one thing that was compelling to me about the program was the police ride around the city. The whole program is about introducing leaders to other parts of the community, parts like the poorer areas that they don’t often get to see. But for me, the ride was a reminder of how I grew up – very poor outside of Washington, D.C. Leadership Winston-Salem taught me that you have got to adopt the community; you have got to do your part and really own it.” 

Don deBethizy, Former President & CEO, Targacept, Inc., Class of 1998

Hear what Don has to say about Leadership Winston-Salem.


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Join us on March 19

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A Community Conversation

With Forsyth County's Newest Education Leaders


A luncheon and panel discussion with: 




Karen McNeil-Miller

President, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust


Panel Participants 

Mr. Lindsay Bierman

Chancellor, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Dr. Beverly Emory

Superintendent, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

Dr. Elwood Robinson

 Chancellor, Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Lorraine Sterritt

 President, Salem Academy & College





Thursday, March 12, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Anderson Center, Winston-Salem State University

Tickets: $25 




This Community Conversation is  Sponsored by


Bank of the Carolinas
John W. Burress III
Hudnall Christopher, Jr.
Paul Fulton, Jr.
Edward Pleasants
Winston-Salem Journal
Winston-Salem State University