Pressley Named to National Environmental Health Committee

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Environmental Health Committee of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Dr. Sheila Pressley, associate professor in EKU’s Department of Environmental Health Science and chair of the University’s Faculty Senate, will serve a two-year term, concluding in June 2015.

Pressley, the first African-American to chair Eastern’s Faculty Senate, has served on numerous campus committees, including Strategic Planning and New Faculty Orientation. In 2008, she was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky as a member of the Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University, her master’s degree from Tufts University and her doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky.

Pressley joined the EKU faculty in 2004.

The nation’s 2,700 local health departments comprise the membership of NACCHO.

Published on June 26, 2013