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.