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William Peace University Names Carmela Chaney as University Registrar

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Adds Experienced Student Affairs Professional to the Office of the Registrar.

Raleigh, NC, July 07, 2012 --( William Peace University (, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Carmela Chaney has been named university registrar. In this position, Chaney will be responsible for monitoring class schedules and classroom scheduling, evaluating student transfer credits, finalizing student degree statuses, and preparing diplomas for graduating seniors. Having worked on both public and private university campuses, Chaney brings more than 10 years of student affair experience to William Peace University. She has previously worked in the registrar offices at several California institutions, including the University of California at Santa Barbara, Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California State University in Los Angeles and the University of the West in Rosemead.

“The office of the registrar is one of the key components in monitoring and overseeing procedures and academic policies at William Peace University, particularly as we witness notable growth in enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Having Carmela leading our registrar office is a true asset to our faculty, staff and students, as her experience and commitment to seeing students succeed has been an invaluable resource.”

“As a university registrar, I have an opportunity every day to lend a hand in the educational process of students,” said Chaney. “Working with and for higher education students is a true life passion, and supporting their long-term educational goals has been a real reward. I look forward to working with the students of William Peace University and assisting in their degree completion.”

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- Chaney earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology with an MFT specialization from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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 will begin admitting male students 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

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