Alumnus Allgood accepts visiting fellow position at UNC
|June 27, 2013|
Greg Allgood, PhD, Gillings School alumnus and recently retired director of Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, has accepted a position as a visiting distinguished fellow at UNC’s Global Research Institute, based in the FedEx Global Education Center. He also will become vice president of World Vision‘s water program.
Allgood worked at P&G for 27 years. In 2004, he took on leadership of the newly conceived CSDW program, helping develop a water purification powder that made clean drinking water a surety for millions of families in the developing world. The program recently delivered their six billionth liter of clean water – formally presented by Chelsea Clinton to a family in rural Myanmar.
A powerful personal advocate for clean drinking water, Allgood developed a number of partnerships to advance the cause, including at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In January, he and a group of celebrities and others climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, to raise awareness about water issues. He posed on the mountain top with the logos of P&G and the University.”On behalf of P&G, I want to thank UNC for being such a great partner in helping address the global water crisis,” Allgood said at that time. “I was thinking of my friends at UNC all the way, including at the peak.”
Allgood’s work dovetails well with UNC’s two-year water theme, which integrates awareness about water issues into various academic and artistic venues on the campus and encourages interdisciplinary innovations to solve water-related challenges around the world.
‘Greg’s work has helped inspire many of our students,” said Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School and director of The Water Institute at UNC. “We look forward to collaborating with him even more closely in his new role at the University.”
Allgood received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Public Health degrees from Gillings School of Global Public Health, in 1981 and 1983, respectively.