In Memoriam: Freddie T. Vaughns, 1950-2015

VaughnsFreddie T. Vaughns, assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bowie State University in Maryland, died on Fourth of July. He was 65 years old.

Dr. Vaughns joined the staff at the university in 2003 and later became a tenured faculty member. He was appointed assistant vice president in 2008. He also served as the faculty athletic representative at the university. Earlier this year, Dr. Vaughns was named a Historically Black College or University Champion of Change by President Barack Obama.

Mickey L. Burnim, president of Bowie State University, stated that “Dr. Vaughns was a beloved administrator and faculty member who will be deeply missed by the Bowie State University community. He worked tirelessly to promote student success and graduation. He always demonstrated his passion for his work in his interactions with all members of the university community.”

Dr. Vaughns was a graduate of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He held a master’s degree in teaching from Montclair State University in New Jersey and a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in social work from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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