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Voorhees University appoints Transformation Leader as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Denmark, S.C. – Dr. Angela W. Peters will join Voorhees University as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. She was appointed to the role after distinguishing herself as a transformational and data-driven leader. 

An experienced leader in higher education, Dr. Peters has served in roles of increasing responsibility over the past 30 years as a professor, department chair, vice provost and provost. Most recently, she was the Chief Academic Officer and Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs at Albany State University (ASU) in Albany GA. Prior to her tenure at ASU, Peters served at various levels of leadership at Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC as Vice Provost of Academic Programs, Department Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry. 

Voorhees President Ronnie Hopkins commented on Dr. Peters’ appointment, stating, “Dr. Peters brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to excellence in higher education. Her track record as a transformational leader aligns perfectly with Voorhees University’s vision for the future. We are excited to welcome her to our community and look forward to the positive impact she will have on our institution.”

“I am honored to join the Voorhees University family and be a part of The Next Level of Excellence, says Peters.” “I look forward to developing trusted relationships among colleagues, faculty, staff, students, board of trustees, alumni and the extended Voorhees community. I am equally excited about working with President Ronnie Hopkins who is a proven leader in higher education.”

Peters serves on several committees and boards at national and state levels and holds membership in several professional organizations that promote education, literacy and STEM.  She has received numerous awards and accolades that include the South Carolina Governors Professor Award, the White House Millennium Teaching Award and awards from the American Chemical Society (E. Ann Nalley Award for Volunteer Service and the Stanley C. Israel award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences).

Peters earned both the bachelors and master’s degree in chemistry from Hampton University and the doctorate in biochemistry from the University of South Carolina, Columbia SC. She also attended the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education.

Peters is married to Dr. Stephen G. Peters and they have four children and seven grandchildren.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.

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