Darrell Allison Appointed Chancellor of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has chosen Darrell Allison as the 12th chancellor of historically Black Fayetteville State University. He will take office on March 15.

Fayetteville State University enrolls more than 5,600 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students according to the latest data available from the U.S Department of Education. African Americans make up 57 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Allison has been serving as vice president of governmental affairs and state teams at the American Federation for Children. He is a former member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and former trustee at North Carolina Central University.

In accepting his new position, Allison stated that “I am both honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this great university. While I am eager to get to work, I am also equally excited to hear from the Bronco Family. I truly believe the best leadership is collaborative leadership, and I am confident that by working alongside and intentionally listening to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni we will build upon the great legacy of Fayetteville State University.”

Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina Central University. He earned a law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Below is a video of Chancellor Allison introducing himself to the Fayetteville State University community.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This is a travesty and an affront to all who are serious about HBCUs. Allison has NO experience in higher education as faculty or staff member. He has NO experience as a higher education administrator. The answers given to the questions asked during the press conference were confusing at best, and misleading at worst.

    • I agree with your comments this appears to be a sheep in wolfs clothing his affiliation with the American Federation for Children questions his support of public education at a university that is known for graduating stellar public educators. To have a chancellor that supports an agenda that is anti-public education is an affront
      To the Spirit of this university and other HBCU

  2. Here’s a classic example of why HBCUs continue to have leadership problems because the North Carolina colonial master’s (e.g., UNC Board of Governors) maintain control over NC HBCUs. Let’s be clear, we know that the final decision was made by so-called Whites along with the complicity and aid of too many compliant, obedient, and self-hating traitious so-called Blacks. Therefore, I challenge all Alumni(a), current students, parents, and Black North Carolinians should publicly display their disapproval with this illegal, fraudlent, and high unethical and questionable decision.

  3. Let’s be honest ladies and gentlemen. Allison is the epitome of someone’s who Highly Unqualified for this position on numerous levels. Allision is qualifications for the chancellorship position is literally akin to former US President Donald Trump qualifications for the presidency.

  4. I question not only the qualifications but most his support affiliation with school choice and anti-public school agendas. FSU has a proud history of supporting public education via the graduate and under-graduate education programs. How can Mr. Allison address the constituents of this great institution with out explaining his affiliation with school choice agencies and the former Secretary of Education for the previous administration.

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