Meet new faculty and staff: Dr. Beecham-Green
Rosalyn Beecham-Green has been appointed director of the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program. The inter-institutional program, based at Carolina, seeks to increase the number of minority and economically disadvantaged students who successfully pursue health careers.
In her new post, Beecham-Green plans to build on existing programs by developing ways to sustain relationships with program participants throughout the academic year.
In time, she hopes to create a continuous pipeline of programs for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged North Carolina students from kindergarten through college who are interested in health professions careers.
Previously, Beecham-Green was associate dean of student affairs at Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. She developed policies to promote a positive campus environment and provided leadership for an array of student activities and services.
She has held leadership positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Iowa and Howard University College of Medicine.
Carol Tresolini, associate provost for academic initiatives, said Beecham-Green was strongly committed to educational access and diversity throughout her career.
“I am delighted that UNC-Chapel Hill has the benefit of her fresh insights, extensive knowledge and expertise,” Tresolini said. “Under her leadership, the program and the students served by its initiatives will have a bright future.”
Beecham-Green succeeds Patrena Benton, who led the program from 2006 to 2009.