Term: 2014 - 2023
Margaret "Peg" Valentine is the Vice President of Valentine Research Inc., a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets consumer electronics.
An alumna of the University of Cincinnati, she earned a BA and BS, both in 1971, prior to earning a master’s degree in education from Miami University of Ohio. In addition to her appointment as a UC trustee, she serves on the UC Foundation Board of Trustees, co-chaired the recently successful $1 billion UC foundation campaign and chairs the Board of Trustees of the top-ranked UC Economics Center. Her service to UC also includes the UC President’s Bicentennial Commission, life membership in the Alumni Association, and membership in UCATS and the George Smith Society.
Valentine has received numerous honors from UC, among them the designation as “Circle of Excellence Benefactor” recognizing donors of $5 million or more, the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Alumna award, the Distinguished Service Award given by the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, the Order of the Black Blazer from Athletics and the President’s Award for Excellence from President Santa J. Ono.
Earlier in her career, she served as a Spanish and French teacher in Princeton City Schools and was a Spanish instructor for home-school students. As a student herself, she studied abroad at the Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Madrid and Cultura Hispanica Madrid. Her interest in international languages led her to found the Valentine House for foreign language immersion at UC, and she also served on the advisory board for the Academy of World Languages in Cincinnati.
Her many activities in the Cincinnati community include the executive committee of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, the board of the Ohio Valley Scottish Society, the Founders Society of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Frederic Franklin Society of the Cincinnati Ballet, mentoring and tutoring in the Cincinnati Public Schools, and middle school and upper school parent association at Seven Hills School. Valentine also is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA.