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John C. Tyson

John C. Tyson, American State official ( govt: agency administration)academic administrator. Recipient Jaycee Outstanding Young Man of America award, 1981; fellow HEA Title II BDoctoral, 1982, 1982, Wentworth fellow, 1982.


Tyson, John C. was born on August 4, 1951 in Richlands, Virginia, United States. Son of Issac McKnight and Catherine (Rutledge) Tyson.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Concord College, 1972. Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1976. Master of Science in Public Administration, West Virginia University, 1979.

Doctor of Arts, Simmons College, 1988.


Spanish teacher Fairview Junior High School, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1972—1973. Circulation library Concord College, Athens, 1973—1975. Reference library West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1976—1977.

Public services library University Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, 1977—1979. Archives library Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, 1982. Associate professor and assistant director planning, administration, development Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, 1979—1986.

Library University Richmond, 1986—1990. State library Commonwealth of Virginia, since 1990. President John Tyson & Associates, Dekalb, since 1979.

Adjunct professor management Catholic University America, Washington, since 1990. Faculty advisor Minority Student Union University Wisconsin-Parkside, 1977—1979. Public speaker Toastmaster's International, Dekalb, since 1979.


Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.


People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


Board directors Edgar Allen Poe Museum, 1990. Superintendent Lilly Grove Baptist Church, Squire, West Virginia, 1968. Member executive board Black History Museum and Cultural Center, Virginia.

Member Leadership Metro, Richmond. Member of American Library Association, Virginia State Library. Foundation, Illinois Library.

Association, Alpha Beta Alpha, Gamma Beta Phi, Pi Lambda Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Mu Gamma.


Married Rogenia LaVerne Motley, November 24, 1973.


As a people whose forbears came together in response to intolerance, Baptistsshould cherish freedom and pursue it for millions around the world.