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News of Lee's North Texas Hiring from May 20, 1969, issue of the Dallas Morning News.

Carver Principal Gets NTSU Post

A DALLAS 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.

Theodore 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.

Lee said 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.

He said the post was not created to bring a Negro into administration and that he will not specifically concentrate on working with Negro students.

"As the president explained, my responsibility will be to work with all students. I wouldn't want to think in terms of one group."

Lee said his "goal will be to correlate activities between the students and the administration —to improve the articulation between those groups."

The new administrator is a part-time instructor at Bishop College and has taught at Wiley College and Texas Southern University.

He holds 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.

Lee was 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.

His appointment 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.


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