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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Fayetteville State Positions Itself to take advantage of BRAC

Dr. T.J. Bryan, the chancellor of Fayetteville State University, is anticipating the possibilities from military growth in the next five years.

“I see our role as being a key one,” she said. “We certainly hope to participate in the higher education of the soldiers.”

Fayetteville State is developing a number of master’s programs that will appeal to the officers, she said.

“But most of the folks at Fort Bragg are going to be noncommissioned officers,” she added. “We have a number of bachelor’s programs that already appeal to them.”

The university has increased the number of full programs it offers online, she said.

“The programs that we put online are determined by the interest of the military,” she said. “The first three are sociology, psychology and criminal justice. Those were the programs that were most popular with the military.”

Fayetteville State’s Fort Bragg program offers nine-week semesters that are more compatible with military schedules than the traditional 18-week semesters.

“We want our military personnel to be able to complete a Fayetteville State University degree any time, anywhere,” she said.

She points out that Col. Al Aycock, Fort Bragg’s garrison commander and the base’s key spokesman during the Base Realignment and Closure process, has a degree from Fayetteville State. His resume says he has a master’s in education from Fayetteville State University with induction in the Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

“Need I say more?” she said.

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