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Dr. Angela W. Peters

VP of Research & Practice


Dr. Angela W. Peters has served at various leadership levels in higher education for over 27 years prior to joining the Initiative One Leadership Institute as Vice President of Research & Practice. In her previous role at Albany State University (ASU), Peters served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Chemistry. Before joining ASU, Peters served as Vice Provost of Academic Programs, Department Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry at Claflin University. During Peters tenure she led efforts that garnered national and regional rankings for both institutions in areas such as nursing, social work, STEM, distance learning and internationalization of the curriculum.


As a researcher and scholar, Peters has been successful with grantsmanship and fundraising. She has published several journal articles, presented at numerous conferences, and serves on committees and boards at national and state levels. She is co-author of Choosing to Believe: Creating a Framework for School Success. The book is used as a resource to help create better conditions for schools.


Peters has received prestigious awards and accolades that include the South Carolina Governors Professor Award, White House Millennium Teaching Award, E. Ann Nalley Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Award for Volunteer Services, and the Stanley C. Israel Southeastern Regional American Chemical Society Award for Diversity. Dr. Peters is co-founder and former school board chair of the High School for Health Professions, Orangeburg, SC. In addition, she led the South Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) as president, and the Southeastern Regional Conference of ACS as general chair.


Dr. Peters earned both the bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry from Hampton University; the doctorate in biochemistry from the University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, and attended the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education. Dr. Peters career exemplifies a wealth of knowledge, research, practical experience, and a skill set that will add and expand to positively impact countless leaders all over the world through the Initiative One Leadership Transformation process.


She is Executive Director of the Peters Group LLC which is led by her husband, Dr. Stephen Peters, President and CEO. The Peters Group is the sole source provider of the highly acclaimed Gentlemen’s and Ladies Club, a leadership development and empowerment process for students in elementary, middle and high school featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Angela W. Peters
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