of Lee's North Texas Hiring from May 20, 1969, issue of the Dallas
Principal Gets NTSU Post
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WHO HAS been named North Texas State
University's first Negro administrator hopes to use his new post
to step up communication between students and the school administration.
Roosevelt Lee Jr., principal of George Washington Carver Elementary
School, has been named NTSU's associate dean of students, a newly
created position under Dean of Students William C. Lindley.
he will be directing student activities with much the same responsibility
as the dean of students. "The university has grown and there
are additional student needs," he said.
the post was not created to bring a Negro into administration and
that he will not specifically concentrate on working with Negro
the president explained, my responsibility will be to work with
all students. I wouldn't want to think in terms of one group."
his "goal will be to correlate activities between the students
and the administration to improve the articulation between
administrator is a part-time instructor at Bishop College and has
taught at Wiley College and Texas Southern University.
a bachelor of arts degree from Jarvis Christian College and a master
of education degree from NTSU. He has done graduate work at Southern
Methodist University and New York University.
principal of the Albert Sidney Johnston Elementary School here from
1959-64 when he was transferred to the Carver school. He has served
as summer school principal of Lincoln High and of Rylie, Pear C.
Anderson and Sarah Zumwalt Junior High Schools.
at NTSU is effective June 1. The Dallas Independent School District
has given him a leave of absence from his contract which extends
through Aug. 31.