FSU Chancellor Takes a Spot in NC’s Power List Three Years in a Row

Date: April 30, 2024

Chancellor Darrell T. Allison

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison has been named to Business North Carolina’s Power List 2024 for the third consecutive year, recognizing him as one of the most influential leaders in the state. The business magazine recently announced its annual list which names Chancellor Allison as a top influencer in education across the state.

“I am truly honored to be a part of this list and among so many respected leaders in our state’s education systems,” said Allison. “This has been a team effort and is the culmination of three years of dedication to our high-quality academic programs, enhancing the student experience and the great opportunity to serve as an economic engine in our community.”

Chancellor Allison’s profile emphasized engaging community and business partnerships to economically strengthen Fayetteville, Cumberland County and Sandhills Region. FSU continues to offer high-demand academic programs and certificates that promote career-readiness. He also highlighted the training and certifications at the Center for ERP and Advanced Analytics, the Center for Defense and Homeland Security, and the Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business HUB which provides opportunities for expansion and jobs for small businesses and entrepreneurs within our 10-county area.

The University is experiencing an historic investment in capital improvements which has increased to $208 million since 2021, thanks in part to the NC General Assembly and Cumberland County delegation.

Education remains a multibillion-dollar industry in North Carolina with a wide array of K-12 schools, renowned public and private universities, a robust 58-campus community college system, and the University of North Carolina System. Chancellor Allison joins 26 education leaders on this year’s list, including UNC System chancellors and leaders such as President Peter Hans.

The publication notes that North Carolina, the nation’s ninth-most populous state and one of the most economically dynamic, relies on great leadership to excel. The Power List is based on talking with sources, undertaking considerable research and relying on years of experience covering North Carolina’s business community from this magazine’s unique statewide perspective.

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