Charles Lyons Jr., the former chancellor of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, died on July 21 in Florida. He was 91 years old.
Dr. Lyons became chancellor of Fayetteville State University in 1969. He served in that role for 18 years before resigning in 1987. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lyons taught at what is now Grambling State University in Louisiana and was a dean at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He also served as dean of admissions at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Lyons was a native of Conetoe, North Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Shaw University in Raleigh and a master’s degree and a doctorate at Ohio State University.