Elton C. Harrison, a long-time university faculty member and administrator, died on September 20 at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 97 years old.
A native of Tylertown, Mississippi, Dr. Harrison graduated from Southern University in 1938. He went on to earn a master’s degree at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. at Ohio State University.
Dr. Harrison began his academic career as a member of the mathematics faculty at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He then had a long career as an administrator at Southern University in Baton Rouge. When he retired from Southern University as vice president for academic affairs in 1974, he took his talents to Dillard University in New Orleans, where he served as vice president and dean of the Graduate School.