Alabama State University has named its College of Business Administration to honor Percy J. Vaughn Jr. Dr. Vaughn was the founder of the college and served as its longtime dean.
Dr. Vaughn was recruited to establish the College of Business Administration in 1975. He served as dean for 35 years until his retirement in 2010. He was named dean emeritus of the college in 2016.
Kamal Hingorani, the current dean of the College of Business Administration, stated that “the renaming of the college is bestowing honor to an academic leader that had the vision of establishing an accredited college of business administration at a HBCU and setting high standards that would make the college second to none. The renaming of the college after Dr. Percy J. Vaughn, Jr., a scholar, mentor and an educator, was a desire of our engaged alumni, the faculty and students and we are so happy that the Board of Trustees acceded to the demand and renamed the College as the Percy J. Vaughn, Jr. College of Business Administration.”