FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison receives prestigious award from veterans organization
Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison was just honored by a group supporting veteran students and those also in the military! Get the full story of the FSU version below.
Darrell T. Allison, Chancellor, has been named the William Pearson Tolley Champion for Veterans in Higher Education by Student Veterans of America (SVA). The annual award is given to university leaders across the country who excel in developing innovative and creative management strategies and who demonstrate leadership excellence in supporting military and veteran students. In this case, Chancellor Allison is credited for making a difference at Fayetteville State University (FSU).
Chancellor Allison is also working to expand FSU’s reach with targeted student populations, providing more effective outreach, services, and resources to adult learners and military-related students. His efforts helped position FSU as a national leader with military-related students. In 2021, FSU was the highest-ranked “Best for Vets” college among all four-year HBCUs in The military era annual ranking. The Military Order of the Purple Heart has also designated FSU as a Purple Heart University, in recognition of FSU’s support of veterans and their families. FSU is the first of 16 schools in the UNC system to receive this honor.
“It gives me great pleasure to celebrate this tremendous honor bestowed upon me. Not only is FSU the second oldest institution in the University of North Carolina system, but it is also just a few miles from the largest military installation in the world, Ft. Bragg. This places us in a unique position to be the nation’s premier HBCU for military and veteran students and I am grateful for this recognition,” said Chancellor Darrell T. Allison The SVA honored Allison at an awards luncheon at its National Convention (NatCon), the nation’s largest annual gathering of student veterans.The 14th annual NatCon was held from 6-8 January 2022 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando, Florida.