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FACS to host speaker in advance of MLK Day

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will host a guest speaker, Pamela Roshell from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a seminar honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Roshell’s speech, entitled “Dr. King’s Legacy: What does it mean for health care in this country?” will take place on Jan. 17 from 1-2 p.m. in Room 116 at Dawson Hall and is open to the public.

Roshell, the first African-American woman to hold the title of Region IV director for HHS, has nearly 20 years of experience in health care policy, public administration and gerontology.

She was appointed to her position by the Obama administration in July 2012.

A South Carolina native, Roshell is a graduate of Columbia College and received a master’s of social work degree from the University of South Carolina. She also holds a doctoral degree in social policy analysis, planning and administration from Clark Atlanta University.