College of Business Administration at Alabama State University Named for Former Dean

Alabama State University has named its College of Business Administration to honor Percy J. Vaughn Jr. Dr. Vaughn was the founder of the college and served as its longtime dean.

Dr. Vaughn was recruited to establish the College of Business Administration in 1975. He served as dean for 35 years until his retirement in 2010. He was named dean emeritus of the college in 2016.

Kamal Hingorani, the current dean of the College of Business Administration, stated that “the renaming of the college is bestowing honor to an academic leader that had the vision of establishing an accredited college of business administration at a HBCU and setting high standards that would make the college second to none. The renaming of the college after Dr. Percy J. Vaughn, Jr., a scholar, mentor and an educator, was a desire of our engaged alumni, the faculty and students and we are so happy that the Board of Trustees acceded to the demand and renamed the College as the Percy J. Vaughn, Jr. College of Business Administration.”

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  1. Dr. Denise A. Vaughn says:

    As the daughter of Percy J. Vaughn, Jr., and 2 time alum of Alabama State University, my family and I are humbled beyond words. We are so proud that our beloved father is here at 85 years of age, to receive and witness this lifetime honor bestowed upon him. Thank you ASU and all of “Percy’s Kids” for the consideration and recognition of a great scholar, educator and mentor.

  2. Mabel P. Phifer, Ph.D. says:

    An honor well deserved! Dr. Percy Vaughn worked tirelessly to provide his students with every opportunity they needed to succeed. His work with other Deans of Schools Business led to successful accreditation of many HBCU School’s of Business. Percy entertained these Deans at my home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland whenever their Association met in DC.
    Congratulations to ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY for honoring a great Teacher, Servant Leader, Role-Model !

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