William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

The University’s strategic initiatives and policies are governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of roughly 20 members ranging from different career and cultural backgrounds, and carried out by WPU’s Senior Leadership Team.

Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., was officially installed as the 11th President of Peace on April 11, 2016. His tenure began in August 2015, following a 12-year stint at Queens University of Charlotte, NC, where he served as Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.

WPU’s Senior Leadership Team oversees and manages the University’s various department leaders who maintain day-to-day operations.

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Dr. Brian Ralph, President of William Peace University.

Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., was installed as WPU’s 11th president in April 2016

“I am a firm believer that student success begets institutional success.”

Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D.
William Peace University President 

Signature of Dr. Brian Ralph, President of WPU.
The Believe in Peace Plan is Dr. Brian Ralph's Strategic Plan for WPU


Our Believe In Peace Strategic Plan sets the course for our great University, noting important goals and achievements we strive for in becoming one of the premiere higher education institutions in the Southeast. Follow us as we take this journey together.

Explore the Believe In Peace Strategic Plan