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William Peace University Names Debbie Potter, RN, As Director Of Health Services

By William Peace University on November 8, 2012 4:37 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Announces Leader Of
The Institution’s Health Care Services 

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Debbie Potter, RN, has been named director of health services. In her role, Potter will be responsible for overseeing the provision of care and addressing William Peace University students, faculty and staff in need of medical attention from acute illness or injury. Additionally, Potter will be working to integrate a university-wide educational program that will assist students in making better and healthier lifestyle choices. With more than 30 years as a practicing nurse, Potter has served in several facets of health care prior to joining William Peace University, including pediatrics and emergency medicine.

“I am honored to have joined the campus of William Peace University and serve as its director of health services,” said Potter. “Having worked in a number of health care settings, I know that one of my greatest passions in life is to help those who are sick and need help, and I am proud to be able to lend my support to the hundreds of students, faculty and staff that walk the halls of this wonderful institution.”

“We are proud to have someone of Debbie’s caliber and expertise lead our health care system at William Peace University,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Bringing more than 30 years of experience, she will serve a critical role on our campus, and I look forward to the educational program she will develop to offer our students alternatives and assistance in improving their lifestyles.”

Potter graduated from the nursing program at the University of South Carolina.

She resides in Raleigh with her husband, Rob.

ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.

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