Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Fayetteville State Names New Chancellor. (Noteworthy News)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Fayetteville State Names New Chancellor. (Noteworthy News)

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.

A new chancellor has been named at Fayetteville State University and the person filling the post will be the third woman and the first African American woman to lead a state university.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted last month to name Dr. T.J. Bryan as the 10th chancellor at the historically Black state university. She took office July 1 after chancellor Willis McLeod retired on June 30. McLeod will take a leave and return as a professor.

Bryan, 57, is vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She will have a three-year contract and earn $187,000 per year.

"I am confident she is the right person to lead FSU through a period of dramatic growth and transformation," says UNC President Molly Broad.

Bryan, whose given name is Thelma Jane, is a native of Scotland, Md. She is the third woman to be elected chancellor of one of the 16 member institutions of the University of North Carolina during Broad's tenure. …

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