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FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
VOLUME 24 NUMBER S
JAN. 6. 1971
Dr. Rudolph Jones liked to build and he liked to stay close to the student
pulse. He is shown above, flanked right by Annie McCullough, “Miss FSU,” 1968,
and on the left by our ever lovely reigning queen, Becky Alford.
f J 1^1 M / M I /4 ~\/^ Ground has been broken
ml / W mm M'j X* W and the base is nowunder
J. ^ r r ^ ^ ^ construction for the
Rudolph Jones Student
Union Building. The
structure is in honor of
immediate past, FSU
President, Dr. Rudolph
Jones, the architect of the
whole twenty-year, long-
range building plan for
Fayetteville State Uni
The Student Union
Building is the last of the
many buildings attained
by Dr. Jones, who was so
intently bent on the archi
tectural excellence of the
campus, in terms of both
space and beauty.
Cost of the project is
estimated at near a mil
lion dollars. It is one of
nine new buildings for
which Dr. Jones received
State appropriations to
construct. The other
eight are: the New
Science Building, The
New Library, Rosenthal
Building, the Women’s
Gymnasium, the New Ad
Vance Hall, Bryant Hall,
the New Maintenance
Building. In addition. Dr.
Jones had the new
entrance put at the pre
sent site, underground
wiring for lighting, re-
T’wo, who always made excellent pictures with constructed the Athletic
Dr. Jones are Carolyn Walton, “Miss FSU," 1967, Field and set in all-
and the stylish model and honor student, Jackie weather tennis courts.
Whitfield. Both graduated with honors in 1967, and,, Recommendations for
as seen on page two, were two of the president’s the building to be named
fondest admirers. Dr, Jones were made
Where-a-bouts of "Catchup" funds and
dictator attitude main faculty concern
ALU MM, FII^D
Developments springing from the latter part of
last year have caused the FSU faculty and the National
Alumni to become displeased with Dr. Charles Lyons,
according to official sources of the two groups.
Faculty resentment against the Chief executive had
been steadily mounting, but reached its peakina Dec
ember faculty meeting. The President is charged by
the Faculty Assembly and its elected President, Dr.
David W. Bishop, with dictator tactics in refusing to
recognize the faculty group and its complaints against
him, and also of flaunting his authority instead of
good leadership on problems of communication vital
to the welfare of all segments of the University.
According to Dr. Bishop, the Faculty Assembly s
Grievance Committee formulated a list of grievances,
fact-based, among which his uncooperative attitude
and dispensation of certain alleged ‘‘Catchup Funds”
for teacher salaries, vexed all the faculty to no end.
Mr. Thomas Bacote, President of the local chapter
of the American Associationof University Professors,
said that that national organization said that the Faculty
Assembly should not only be recognized by the Pre
sident of FSU, but should also have a voice in decision
making at the university.
The National Alumni Association invited Dr. Lyons
to its meeting in Philadelphia, in December, to probe
into some of the allegations made against the presi
dent from several different sources. Information
given tlie VOICE from one of the sixty-Plgh: dele
gates revealed that the National Alumni was gravely
concerned about the well-being of their Alma Mater,
but is said to have gotten no clear-cut answers
from the Chief Executive.
Both groups seem perturbed over the attitude of
Dr. Lyons, who they say, always falls back upon his
authority as chief executive, adamantly rufuses to
recognize his flaws, and whose format is to threaten
the dismissal of inquisitors, regardless of the validity
of questions and the true concern of their queries.
Dr. Bishop said his group had withheld this infor
mation from THE VOICE previously, in hopes of
resolving these problems with the President, but
since meaningful communication between the Presi
dent seems impossible, that it is time the whole
college family be made aware of the situation.
Dr. Bishop explained that the Faculty Assembly
recognized in all previous administrations by the
Board of Trustees, and which, represents the total
by Dean of Students, Mr.
John C. Jones, Thestruc-
ture is expected to be
completed in September,
Dr. Jones resigned as
president of FSU in Janu
ary 1969, becuase of
health and personal rea
sons. The architecture
of the campus at present
is the same as he left
it. The New Administra
tion Building, the last of
his projects built, open
ed this past year.
Dr. Jones is currently
a Professor of Economics
at Elizabeth City State
U nlversity. He is a native
of Winton, North Caro
lina. MORE ON JONES,
turn to page 2.
faculty abhors Dr.
Lyons' dictator attitude
and his inaccessibility to
free, open discussions
without his use of the
He expressed regret
for FSU, in that many ex
cellent teachers have re
signed and are resigning
because of the president.
He added that Uie Presi
dent’s use of the threat
caused many other not
to voice their true opinion
“When things go wrong,
don't go with them.”
TO BE IMPORTANT
BUT irS MORE IMPORTANT
TO BE NICE.