Achievers & Accolades

Van Dempsey Appointed To Governor’s DRIVE Task Force

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 26, 2020
Van Dempsey
Van Dempsey, dean of UNCW’s Watson College of Education, has been appointed to serve on Gov. Roy Cooper’s DRIVE Task Force, according to a news release.

The task force is focused on improving equity and inclusion in education, with a particular focus on diversity in the education profession in the state, officials said in the release.

The appointments were announced on May 6.

“It is an honor to be named to the Governor’s DRIVE Task Force and have an opportunity to engage in work that can fundamentally enhance learning for all children in all communities across North Carolina,” Dempsey said in the release. “The task ahead for us is daunting and inspiring, and the Governor has assembled a team that I believe is equal to the challenge and opportunity. Our work can be truly transformative for our state.”

Dempsey has been dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Watson College of Education since 2015.

He joins the 32-member task force group made up of parents, educators, administrators, education advocates, representatives of state and local government, as well as representatives from the University of North Carolina system and N.C. Community College System.
Ico insights



Charitable Trusts Let You Split Gifts Between Philanthropy, Family

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC

Get Rich Quick? Think Again.

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting

Paycheck Protection Forgiveness Just Got A Lot Easier

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC

Trending News

PAG Recommends Negotiating NHRMC Sale With Novant

Vicky Janowski - Jul 2, 2020

In The New Fiscal Year, ILM Budgets For COVID Impacts

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jul 2, 2020

Wilmington's CAMS Acquires HOA Division Of South Carolina Firm

Cece Nunn - Jul 3, 2020

In The Current Issue

Using UV Light To Fight Germs

As cases of the novel coronavirus began to grow in the U.S. starting in March, David Greenough remembered his days in the Air Force, when he...

Info Junkie: Rob Campbell

Rob Campbell, who is a veteran, speaker and coach with Rob Campbell Leadership, shares his stop tech and info picks....

Prompted To Make A Move

For some would-be home­buyers, particularly in large Northeastern cities in the U.S, the coronavirus pandemic helped them make up their mind...

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`