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Charlette Fairchild, Ph.D.


Dr. Charlette “Charlie” Thweatt Fairchild is a native of Petersburg, VA. Charlie is a graduate of Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) and went on to receive her Masters and Doctorate from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia).

Charlie is a National Accounts Manager with General Electric Appliances, a Haier Company. She is responsible for the entire United States in the important segment of Property Management, rehabs and multi-family. Charlie is a mentor to many and is actively involved in Leadership DELTA, a model program sponsored by General Electric and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for collegiate women of high academic achievement and leadership potential.

The program focuses primarily on women in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and business; although other fields are represented. She also worked with Home Aid as a liaison between them and GE, The National Association of Homebuilders and the Remote Leader for the Women’s Outreach Group of GEWN. Charlie is also a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority.

Having a passion for education Charlie is a past member of the Board of Trustee’s at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC and a present member on the Board of Directors for the Cheyney Foundation at Cheyney University. Charlie also was appointed to the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Board of Directors. Charlie is the proud mother of Christian, a graduate of Cheyney University, West Chester, PA, Robert, a 4th year resident doctor at Stanford University in California and Kenda, a VIP manager at “The Park” in Washington, DC. Charlie is the ultimate giver of time and herself for others! When asked why Charlie joined the board, her answer was simple…

There has always been a pride in our HBCU’s. The time has come to step up to help and support these great institutions. I truly believe that with great leaders and those who have a love for education, we can help them to reach their highest academic standards.