FSU Leadership

Our Mission

Fayetteville State University, a Historically Black College and University and the second oldest public university in North Carolina, offers robust and innovative bachelor’s and master’s degree programs rooted in the liberal arts tradition as well as the doctor of education. The university advances knowledge through the integration of teaching, learning, research and public service. FSU strives to meet the educational, career and personal aspirations of its traditional and non-traditional students from rural, military and other diverse backgrounds so that they are equipped with academic and practical knowledge to serve local, state, national and global communities as enlightened citizens, globally astute leaders and engaged solution creators.

Our Vision

Fayetteville State University, the second oldest public university in North Carolina and a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System, will be the regional university of choice for students from rural, military, and other diverse backgrounds who are poised to become visionary leaders who transform communities, states and nations.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity: Commitment to transparency
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Producing career and life-ready global citizens
  • Shared Governance: Engaging all members of the university community in decision making
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Working collaboratively and effectively in a global society
  • Collaborations and Partnerships: Strengthening relationships among alumni, community, and other stakeholders
  • Innovation: Creatively pursuing excellence in organizational endeavors
  • Cultural Connectivity: Preserving the University’s HBCU legacy and pride
  • 2023-2033 Campus Master Plan
  • 2022-2027 Strategic Plan
  • 2022-2023 Year 1 Report Card



By the numbers: Our campus is home to many students, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, all pursuing their academic and personal goals with passion and purpose.



Our campus celebrates inclusivity and is proud to have a vibrant community of minority students, who bring unique perspectives and enrich our campus culture with their diverse experiences and contributions.


Female Students

Our campus is proud to have a student body that is 70% female, reflecting our commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women to pursue their academic and career aspirations with confidence and success.


Students to Faculty

Our campus provides a personalized learning experience that fosters strong relationships between students and faculty, promotes academic excellence, and prepares students for success in their chosen fields.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to FSU and also serves as advisor to the Chancellor concerning the management and development of the institution. The President of the Student Government Association serves an ex officio member.


Office of the Chancellor

The Office of the Chancellor provides administrative, organizational, strategic, and compliance services to advance the university's strategic priorities.

  • Chancellor
  • Chief of Staff
  • Cabinet
  • Staff


Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the officially recognized governance group for all faculty members at the University. As such, the Faculty Senate participates in the shared governance process with the University Administration.


Staff Senate

The Staff Senate serves as a forum for discussion among all university staff and as an advocate for staff interests with other governance bodies, the university administration.