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VUU Welcomes Dr. Pamela K. Royall to its Board of Trustees

November 25, 2020

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Union University is pleased to announce that Dr. Pamela K. Royall has accepted an appointment to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Royal’s 25 years of experience in higher education as a professor, research, and marketing strategist will contribute to the success of the University.

“We welcome Trustee Royall and look forward to her work on the Board,” said Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chair of the VUU Board of Trustees. “Her keen knowledge of higher education will enhance the focused work of the board’s decisions towards the success of VUU.”

“Trustee Royall has long been a friend of Virginia Union and we are excited that she is partnering with us as we grow to be recognized as a leading HBCU,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO. “We appreciate the valuable insight and support she offers VUU.”

Dr. Royall has been a part of the VUU family since her late husband, William (Bill) Royall, served as a Trustee. Currently, she is the Head of Enrollment Services Research at EAB where she provides valuable information to guide strategic planning for EAB’s higher education partners in both admissions and advancement. Previously, she was a professor and department chair at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Royall received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion at Carleton College, a Master of Business Administration at Minnesota State University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder.

“I am honored to join the Virginia Union University Board. Distinguished by its history, VUU is perfectly positioned to provide a world-class educational experience that addresses the most contemporary issues facing our nation and world within the traditional framework of a liberal arts institution. I am especially gratified to have the opportunity to contribute to the future of VUU, continuing the work that was so very important to Bill.”

About Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University is a premier liberal arts urban institution of higher education and center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of leaders for tomorrow’s world. It was founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. Virginia Union University offers a broad range of educational opportunities that advance liberal arts education, teaching, research, science, technology, continuing education, civic engagement, and international experiences. Visit https://www.vuu.edu/ for more information.