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LYONS ELECTED PRESIDENT
Dr. Charles “A” Lyons, Jr., Chancellor, Fayetteville State University has been named President
of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.
Dr. Lyons’ election came at the annual meeting of the association in Houston, Texas. He suc
ceeds Dr. Herman Branson, President of Lincohi University in Pennsylvania.
NAFEO is composed of more than 100 predominantly Black colleges and Universities enrolling
over 200,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.
In his acceptance remarks. Dr. Lyons stated that he was gratified at the trust his peers had
placed in him and pledged to work to make NAFEO the most viable and forceful association speaking
for and about the tradition^ly Black higher education institutions in tJie United States.
“These are very crucial times for NAFEO-member institutions and I solicit your cooperation
and support as we face, together, the challenges ahead of us in hi^'her education in general and in
Black hi^er education in particular, Dr. Lyons said. “I pledge to you that I will utilize all of the
leadership talent we have in this association as we move forward to meet these challenges.”
Dr. Lyons has been the chief administrator at Fayetteville State University since 1969. He came
to the post from Howard University, where he was Director of Admissions.
Prior to going to Howard University he was Executive Secretary of the North Carolina Teachers
Association, a position he assumed after serving as Dean of Elizabeth City State University for
Under Dr. Lyons’ leadership, Fayetteville State University has experienced a phenomenal
student growth rate of more than 55 percent since 1969. The present enrollment is more than 1790
students. In addition, Fayetteville State University had an undergraduate program at Fort Bragg-
Pope Air Force Base with an enrollment of more than 1,720 students. Curriculum changes, increase
in number of majors, and major capital improvements have also been achieved under Chancellor
Lyons’ leadership at Fayetteville State University.
Dr. Lyons is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Com
mittee on International Programs and was one of four members of a team which made an ex
ploratory visit to Pakistan in June, 1973. The purpose of the trip was to explore the possibility of
developmg international exchange programs in higher education between Pakistani institutions and
member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
j , • A native of North
Carolina, Dr. Lyons received
^ his A. B. Degree from Shaw
University and earned the M.
A. and Ph. D. Degrees at Ohio
State University in Political
Science, with a specialization
in South and Southeast Asia.
During the period of 1954-
55, Dr. Lyons was awarded a
Fulbright Travel Research
Grant to India. He studied at
the Gokhale Institute of
Politics and Economics on
Poona and traveled ex
tensively in India during his
year of study in that country.
READY FOR SPRING? PRETTY FAYETTEVILLE STATE
UNIVERSITY COED DENISE WARD APPEARS TO BE
IGNORING OLD MAN WINTER AND CASUALLY DRESSES
FOR A WARM WINTRY DAY. A SENIOR MUSIC MAJOR
FROM WHITEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, DENISE STRIKES
A LOVELY POSE FOR FSU LENSMAN JOHN HENDERSON
IN THE BRIEF WARM SUNSHINE AT FAYETTEVILLE
RECENTLY, (FSU photo by John B. Henderson)
CHANCELLOR LYONS ADDRESSING NAFEO
119 MAKE DEANES UST
FAYETTEVILLE - A total of
119 students at Fayetteville
State University were listed
on the Dean’s List for the first
Nineteen of 119 made all
‘A’s’ for the first semester.
According to Vice-
Chancellor for Academic
Affairs at FSU, Dr. W. C.
Brown, students who earn a
quality-point average of 3.2 or
better while carrying an
academic load of at least
twelve credit hours are given
the distinction of being placed
on the Dean’s List.
Students receiving all A’s
for the first semester were:
Cynthia Alston, Siler City;
Thomas Barnes, Spring Lake;
Santha Bickford, Fayet
teville; Mary S. Carter,
Fayetteville; Virginia L.
Graham, Pink Hill; Imelda G.
Hodge, Greensboro; Janice
Lloyd, Plymouth; Michele
Mclver, Spring Lake; Judy K.
Moore, Warsaw; Patricia A.
Moore, Oak City; Gilbert
Owens, Roseboro; Doris
Phipps, Littleton; Patricia
Spinks, Siler City; Arbie
Turner, Jr., Florence, S. C.;
Belvia D. Williams, Salem-
burg, and Henry T. Wood-
FSU students receiv^
‘B’ averages for the first
semester are: Robert Albino,
Fort Bragg; Gail E.
Mary C. Artis, Four Oaks;
Franklin Austin, Jamaica, N.
Y.; Wilma D. Autry,
Barnes, Pinetops; Ronnie J.
Battle, Grifton; Grace D. Bell,
Williamston; Bebra J. Ben
nett, Mt. Olive; Archibald
Bernard, Fayetteville; Morris
C. Bethea, Fayetteville;
Sherleen V. Blount,
Plymouth; Janie F. Blue,
Fayetteville; Yvonne Boone,
Roseboro; Hilda Bowen, Ash;
Camellia C. Brown,
Jacksonville; Carole N.
Brown, Port Royal, S. C.;
David Brown, Fayetteville;
William R. Brown,
Rockingham; Ruby L.
Bryant, Princeton; Calvin L.
Burney, Greenville; Mary B.
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LOVELY BUNNIES FOR THE EASTER HOLID.'VYS - These beautiful Bronco from Plymouth, N. C., and Lynette Schofner, sophomore from Asheboro, N. C.
Bunnies are all set for the holidays as they admire their Easter Bunny. They are
(L R) Beverly Rankins, freshman fron Lexington, N.C.; Paula Moore,.fre§hii|an.. , , . , , . (FSXJ.PhotQ.by John.B.JferiderSOftL
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