Debra Valentine-Gray, IUP’s Pittsburgh regional advancement officer, has been named a 2013 Woman of Excellence by the New Pittsburgh Courier.
Women of Excellence are nominated because they have excelled in positions not traditionally held by African-Americans and women.
Among her accomplishments at IUP, Valentine-Gray has stewarded a partnership between the Heinz Endowments and the College of Education and Educational Technology that resulted in the Pittsburgh Promise Plus Program.
Prior to joining IUP in 2008, Valentine-Gray served Junior Achievement of Southern California as senior development director and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles as director of resource development. In addition to her nonprofit experience, she has 20 years of experience in corporate marketing and administration. She is a graduate of Point Park University.
Valentine-Gray will accept the award at a luncheon in June at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.