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The Campaign for Fayetteville State University

From a Proud Legacy‌ To a 21st Century University


T H E C A M PA I G N F O R F AY E T T E V I L L E S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

From a Proud Legacy… Proud to Be

Fayetteville State University sits on the precipice of increasing its influence as a commanding force in shaping the future of our region, state, and nation. We provide students with the highest quality learning experiences that will enable them to become citizens and leaders as change-agents in this new technologically advanced global society. Our core values are student success and the pursuit of excellence, shared governance, global responsibility and collaboration. We work tirelessly to advance these values as we continue to transform FSU into a vibrant 21st Century University each and every day. The Campaign for Fayetteville State University seeks to grow the following strategic areas: ■

FAYETTEVILLE STATE doesn’t have a giant endowment. But it has helped set an example of how universities can do more with less in these tough economic times. It has done so through careful fiscal management, smart investments in science and technology and international education, a well-regarded business school that encourages entrepreneurship, and through creative programming.” — Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

Scholarships for Deserving Students, $13,000,000 Support for Scholar Athletes, $1,000,000 Professional Development for Faculty and Staff, $3,000,000 Student Enrichment and Global Enhancement, $3,000,000 Military and Veteran Partnerships, $2,000,000 Center for Defense and Homeland Security, $3,000,000 Our ambitions are high for FSU and will require continued investment to be realized. To pursue these aspirations, the university has embarked on a $25 million Capital Campaign to support our diverse student body, increase the competitiveness and caliber of our academic and student life programs, and continue the investment in our community. We are proud to be partners in this exciting endeavor with the greater Fayetteville and Cumberland County communities as well as the surrounding communities in the southeast United States and beyond.


…To a 21st Century University Preparing for our Future

As we anticipate our 2017 Sesquicentennial (150 years since our founding), we are advancing a new strategic plan and vision of excellence for 2015-2020. FSU 2020 builds and expands upon the achievements already attained while pushing us forward to embark upon new collaborations and innovations. FSU seeks to be a national model of excellence. State assistance has declined dramatically over the past decade and we must be sensitive to tuition increases as over 75% of our students require some form of financial assistance. Therefore, private gift dollars are critical for us to meet our goal of $25 million to be raised over five years. Throughout our history, FSU’s primary mission has been to provide access to higher education for under-represented students. Scholarship funds are critical to enable students who are capable of succeeding, irrespective of financial means or backgrounds, to attend Fayetteville State University to receive a quality education and to graduate in a timely manner. Fayetteville State University has combined its great historical legacy with its aspirations to become a nationally recognized competitive 21st century university. Many of FSU’s academic programs have obtained the highest national certifications and are led by committed and distinguished faculty. FSU has enrolled in its programs the highest concentration of active duty and retired military personnel in the UNC system, and this is reflective of FSU’s special relationship with Fort Bragg. The Campaign for FSU gives supporters and donors the opportunity to invest in FSU’s most precious commodity, its students, and the educational and economic value that it brings to the southeast region and to the state. Join me in supporting this critical fund-raising initiative.” — Thomas W. Ross, President, The University of North Carolina


A GIFT T O FAYETTEVILLE S TAT E UNIV ERS IT Y Gifts and pledges to

The Campaign for Fayetteville State University may be conveyed to: The Office of Institutional Advancement Fayetteville State University 1200 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28301 910-672-1661

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Fayetteville State University is proud to be a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina.


Fayetteville State University Campaign At A Glance