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Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, a UNC graduate and president of Bennett College in Greensboro, will deliver the 21st Annual Stone Memorial Lecture on October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

The annual lecture honors the late Dr. Sonja Haynes Stone, a UNC professor and center advocate. The program is part of the center’s 25th Anniversary celebration and is co-sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and co-hosted by Theta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition to Fuse-Hall’s address, the program will include remarks from newly installed Chancellors Dr. Carol Folt of UNC-Chapel Hill and Dr. Debra Saunders-White of North Carolina Central University, the first time all three women will appear together since assuming their positions.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., Fuse-Hall grew up in Fayetteville, N.C., on the campus of Fayetteville State College, where her father was a faculty member.

Rosalind Fuse-Hall has nearly 25 years of experience in higher education, most of that time in senior management positions. Prior to her appointment as president of Bennett College, she served as chief of staff at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, working with FAMU Board of Trustees, President James H. Ammons and the university’s Leadership Team. She has also served as the interim executive director of Title III programs at FAMU, managing $10 million dollars in special programs to enhance institutional strengths and student outcomes.

Prior to her arrival in Tallahassee, Fuse-Hall worked with then Chancellor Ammons at North Carolina Central University, serving in a similar role. She worked on two special initiatives that brought nearly $44 million to the NCCU. Fuse-Hall has worked for the University of North Carolina system as thecCorporate secretary to the Board of Governors; at Carolina, as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences; and at St. Lawrence University, as the director of minority affairs. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Rutgers School of Law.

The Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture is the center’s signature program and features African-American women whose work, scholarship and service epitomize the spirit of Dr. Stone. Previous lecturers have included Angela Davis, Eva Clayton, Kathleen Cleaver, Pearl Cleage and Alfre Woodard.

For more information, visit the Stone Center.

Published October 17, 2013.