W. T. Brown Endowment for the Study of Economics

Who is W. T. Brown?

The W. T. Brown Endowed Chair was named for the late Dr. William T. Brown, an exemplary figure in the educational system of North Carolina and especially in the Fayetteville community. Dr. Brown began his career as a science educator in 1954. After a few years, he became a principal at E. E. Smith High School. Following his years at E. E. Smith, Dr. Brown went on to serve as the assistant and later associate superintendent of Fayetteville City Schools. His advocacy for public education and children helped to get him appointed to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. He was a highly respected member of the community and helped to mentor many educators with kind, thoughtful hands. 

Here at Fayetteville State University, he was honored for his hard work with an honorary doctorate. He became a member of the Board of Trustees and later a trustee emeritus. Throughout the Fayetteville State campus and Fayetteville community Dr. Brown's guidance, hard work, and love for his community can be seen. His name is memorialized at W. T. Brown Elementary School in Spring Lake, his image is preserved at E. E. Smith High School, and his legacy is ongoing with the W. T. Brown Endowed Chair at the Broadwell College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University.