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Chancellor's Message

I am honored and excited to serve as the CEO of Fayetteville State University. This university was founded upon a great historical legacy that will contribute to our emergence as a competitive and modern 21st century institution. My task is to apply leadership and management strategies that reflect integrity, quality, transparency, and excellence. Our most precious commodity is our students and everything that we do should support their growth, maturity, and success. I appreciate the daily efforts of our faculty, staff and administrators, and the support from our alumni, the community, and friends worldwide.    I truly become emotional when I say that I am "Proud to Be" the Chancellor of Fayetteville State University.

James A. Anderson

Notable Achievements under Chancellor Anderson's Leadership
  • FSU signed new agreement with the United States Coast Guard to support faculty research that simulates coastal immigration interdiction.
  • FSU strengthened its partnership with the military and its neighbors at Fort Bragg by offering classes on base and establishing new academic programs, including on-line options, to meet the needs of current and future soldiers. Among the programs is a degree in intelligence studies. FSU also offers classes at Camp Lejeune and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina, and Fort Sam Houston in Texas.
  • FSU launched new academic programs: Bachelors of Social Work, a minor in Africana studies, Bachelors in Professional Studies to serve adult learners and military veterans, and graduate certificates in professional writing, teaching writing, and military behavior health.
  • Three new buildings were added: A state-of-the-art Southeastern North Carolina Nursing Education and Research Center; Renaissance Hall, a 336-bed residence hall; and a 64,000-square-foot Science and Technology Building.
  • The Center for Defense and Homeland Security was established. It is the only one of its kind among HBCUs.
  • FSU expanded alliances with the military and the community by locating the Veteran Business Outreach Center and the Public Computing Center in Bronco Square.
  • FSU partnered with universities from around the world including Nigeria, France, Tanzania, South Africa, Grenada, Poland, and with five institutions in China.
  • FSU received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the next 10 years.

Chancellor Anderson

Chancellor James A. Anderson

Chancellor's Office
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
C.J. Barber Building

Phone: (910) 672-1141

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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