Lawrence Mozell Clark, longtime professor and administrator at North Carolina State University, died late last month at his home in Raleigh. He was 77 years old.
Professor Clark was a native of Danville, Virginia, where he graduated from John Mercer Langston High School in 1952. After serving in the U.S. Army, in 1960 he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Virginia State University. He went on to earn a master’s degree and a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Clark joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1974 as a professor of mathematics and associate provost. He was one of the founders of the university’s African American Cultural Center. From 1995 to 2000 Professor Clark was the executive director of the university’s Africa Project, which established educational programs between North Carolina State and several African countries.
The Center for African American Culture and Learning in Danville is named in his honor.