“As awareness of public health and its critical role continue to grow in light of the pandemic and the persistent public health issues in our state and region, there’s never been a more pressing time to invest in our future public health professionals and those who shape them into leaders,” said Jeff Coben, dean of the School of Public Health and associate vice president for Health Affairs. “We’re thrilled to welcome Tiffany and her wealth of experience to the Public Health team as we work together with our alumni and friends to fulfill our School’s strategic priorities.”
Walker-Samuels moves to her dual position from the WVU Cancer Institute, where she served as director of major gifts and interim director of development during the past two and half years. She previously worked to bolster the Reed College of Media as director of development for three years.
Walker-Samuels is a Fairmont native and WVU alumna, with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. As a student, she was honored to represent WVU as a member of the Pride of West Virginia Marching Band. She later earned a master’s degree in project management from George Washington University.
Prior to joining the WVU Foundation, Walker-Samuels spent eight years as executive director of the United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties. She resides in Fairmont.
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