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Allison takes the helm at Fayetteville State University despite recent controversy

By: - March 15, 2021 8:32 am
Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell Allison.

Today is the first day on the job for Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell Allison. The former UNC Board of Governors member and school choice lobbyist has been under criticism by alumni, students and some faculty for the highly unusual selection process that vaulted him ahead of other candidates for the $285,000 a year leadership position.

Investigative reporter Joe Killian discussed the compromised process this weekend on Policy Watch’s News & Views.

Click below to hear Killian’s interview with Rob Schofield and learn what this might mean for future university appointments.

Reporter Joe Killian

On Tuesday, the legislature’s Senate Select Committee on Nominations will consider a resolution electing former state senator Joel D. Ford to the UNC Board of Governors to replace Allison.

If approved, Ford would earn a four year term on the board.

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Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.