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Thomas W. Ross

Lead Independent Director
Board of directors and management
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
United States of America

Thomas W. Ross


 Mr. Ross has been serving on the Board since March 2016. In June 2016 he was named Lead Independent Director. Mr. Ross is the President Emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina having served as President from 2011-2016. He currently serves as the Sanford Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy and as a Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Government. Prior to becoming President of the UNC System, Mr. Ross served as President of Davidson College, executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, a Superior Court judge, chief of staff to a U. S. Congressman, a member of a Greensboro, NC law firm and as an Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government.

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 public law and government

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