Fayetteville State University announces Homecoming 2023 Grand Marshal

Date: October 18, 2023

Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D

Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Homecoming parade welcomes distinguished dual alumnus and proud Bronco parent as Grand Marshal. Wake County Public School System Superintendent Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D. will lead the parade scheduled for Saturday, October 21st at 9:00 a.m. on Murchison Road adjacent to FSU’s campus.

FSU then takes on Johnson C. Smith University at 2:30 p.m. in Luther “Nick” Jeralds Stadium.

Assuming the role October 1, Grand Marshal, Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D., has been named superintendent for the Wake County Public School System, and leads North Carolina’s largest school district. WCPSS currently serves 198 schools with 20,000 employees and 159,000 students with a budget of more than $2 billion. Taylor was most recently the state superintendent of the Mississippi State Board of Education.

Taylor is married to retired Col. Vivian L. Taylor. They have three children, Jalyn, a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate, Army soldier and Texas law enforcement officer; Mia, a recent graduate of Western Carolina University; and Miles, a junior at FSU.

Parade festivities kickoff on, Saturday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. along the parade route as it travels down Murchison Road and through the nearby community. This year's homecoming theme is All About the Blue!—an essence of Blue and White as spirited bands, captivating floats, and creative displays come together to celebrate the rich traditions and diversity that define FSU. Click here to view the Homecoming Parade webpage.



About Fayetteville State University:
Founded in 1867, Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina System and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With nearly 7,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit www.uncfsu.edu.

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