Marion Gillis-Olion was named dean of the School of Education at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Dr. Gillis-Olion has been on the faculty at the university since 1983. Most recently, she has served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Gillis-Olion previously served as dean of the School of Education from 2002 to 2004.
James A. Anderson, chancellor of Fayetteville State University said that “Dr. Gillis-Olion’s qualifications make her an excellent choice evidenced by her outstanding background and her proven performance at FSU which has been exemplary.”
Dr. Gillis-Olion is a graduate of Kean University in Union, New Jersey, where she majored in elementary education. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in early and middle childhood education from Ohio State University.