WE REMEMBER | College President, CIAA Hall of Famer Charles Lyons Jr., Shaw ’49

Dr. Charles Lyons, former chancellor (left), with Dr. William T. Brown (right).

Dr. Charles Lyons Jr., who led Fayetteville State University for nearly two decades, has died, according to the university.

Dr. Lyons was named chancellor of FSU in 1969 and served in that post until 1987. The school said he died [last] Friday morning in Florida, where he had been battling an unspecified illness.

“Under his tenure, we became Fayetteville State University and a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina,” university spokesman Jeff Womble said in a news release. “Among his many accomplishments at FSU were the granting of master’s degrees, a program office at Fort Bragg and significant capital expansion with six new buildings.”

The Lyons Science Building on FSU’s campus is named for the former chancellor.

H/T to Fayetteville Observer