Two HBCUs in North Carolina Announce the Appointments of New Provosts

Lee Brown was named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Dr. Brown will begin his new duties on August 1. Dr. Brown joined the university’s faculty in 2011 and has served in several administrative roles. He currently serves as dean of the Broadwell College of Business and Economics.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of North Carolina State Univerity. He earned an MBA through Strayer University and a doctorate in strategic management and international business at the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Josiah J. Sampson, III was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs. at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since 2018, he has served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Earlier, he served on the faculty for 12 years at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

Dr. Sampson is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. His father was an orchestra director and music professor at Jackson State University. Dr. Sampson earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Jackson State University. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Tennessee State University and a master of public administration degree from the University of Alabama. Dr. Sampson earned a Ph.D. in biological and biomedical science from Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

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