Dr. Anna Julia Cooper
1858 – 1964
An author and university President. Born a slave, the 4th black woman to earn a Ph.D.
Dr. Selma Burke
1900 – 1995
Ph.D. and famed artist of bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Bessie & Sadie Delany
Daughters of Bishop Henry Delany. Raised and educated on the SAU campus. National fame for their best-selling book, Having Our Say.
Dr. Lloyd Quarterman
1918 – 1982
Worked with Albert Einstein on Manhattan Project. Scholar and athlete.
Ralph Campbell Jr.
1946 – 2011
First black person to hold statewide elected office in NC as State Auditor.
2-time Grammy nominated music producer, musician and songwriter. Worked with Jennifer Lopez and more.
Justice James E. C. Perry
Justice, Florida Supreme Court. Founder, Jackie Robinson Sports Association.
Dr. Prezell R. Robinson
SAU President for 27 years. Raised over $35 million for SAU. Elected head of United Negro College Fund.
Judge Constance B. Tobias
Chair, Department Appeals Board, US DHHS. Former Chief Law Judge, Board of Veterans Appeals.
Has coached SAU to 39 NCAA Division II national track & field champion-ships. 2004 US Olympic Head Coach Track & Field.
Founder and CEO of Craig Insurance Group, Durham NC. Owner, Smallcakes
CFO, Craig Insurance Group-Durham, NC Nationwide. Owner, Smallcakes (Cupcake Shop)
CEO of Invest Puerto Rico