Endowed Criminal Justice Chair To Bear the Name of Dudley Flood
The Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is proud to announce the new Dudley E. Flood Endowed Chair in Criminal Justice. Â The chair is named in honor of Dr. Dudley E. Flood, a retired educator and a member of the University of North Carolina Board. Â The position is made possible by a $500,000 donation from the C.D. Spangler Foundation. Â Spangler is a former president of the University of North Carolina System.
The purpose of this position is to strengthen faculties and to promote excellence throughout the UNC system.Â The Endowed Distinguished Chair is expected to serve as a faculty and student mentor, to raise the visibility, quality, and productivity of scholarship, teaching and service within the department and the university.
â€śFayetteville State University is honored and pleased that this newly created endowed chair bears the name of such an outstanding leader, scholar, and supporter of higher education in the state of North Carolina,â€ť said FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson.Â â€śDr. Flood is held in the highest regard by his peers on the UNC Board of Governors and the Chancellors in the UNC System.Â We will conduct a nationwide search to identify the best and brightest scholar to hold this chair.Â The individual selected for this prestigious position will be teaching and conducting research under the name of one of the stateâ€™s most revered citizens.â€ť
The Department of Criminal Justice is one of the largest and fastest growing programs on the FSU campus.Â In support of the universityâ€™s mission, the Department of Criminal Justice, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a minor in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, (with both a thesis and non-thesis option), and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice.Â There are on-campus and on-line components to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.Â The undergraduate program received Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Certification in 2009 and is in the process of seeking ACJS Certification for its graduate program.Â
In addition to the UNC Board of Governors, Flood serves on the Substance Abuse Advisory Committee for the North Carolina Prison System, the Minority Cancer Awareness Action Team, and on several other boards and committees.Â Â He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies in 1954 from North Carolina Central University, his masterâ€™s degree in School Administration in 1969 from East Carolina University, and his doctorate 1979 from Duke University.
Flood began his career as a teacher of mathematics, sciences, and English at the eighth grade level and was promoted to principal of a school covering grades 1-12 before joining the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as a specialist in school desegregation and race relations.Â During his 21 years of service to DPI, he earned promotions to Assistant and then Associate State Superintendent.Â After his retirement in December 31, 1990, he served for over five years as Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators.Â Since April 1999, he has served as a lecturer and consultant to groups throughout the country.Â
Flood has received more than 300 awards for civic service.Â He has been presented the Order of the Longleaf Pine Award (North Carolinaâ€™s highest civic award) three different times from Governors James G. Martin, James B. Hunt, Jr., and Mike Easley.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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