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|Felton Grandison Clark|
|Preceded by||Joseph Samuel Clark|
|Succeeded by||G. Leon Netterville|
October 13, 1903|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
July 5, 1970|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Parents||Joseph Samuel Clark|
Felton Grandison Clark (October 13, 1903 - July 5, 1970) was an African-American academic administrator from Louisiana. He served as the president of Southern University, a historically black university and land-grant college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 1938 to 1969. During this period, he led decades of expansion that resulted in the number of students increasing from 1500 to over 11,000. By the time of his retirement, SU had grown to be America's largest historically black university by enrollment.
Clark was a professor at Wiley College from 1925 to 1927, Southern University from 1927 to 1930, and Howard University from 1931 to 1934. He worked for the United States Office of Education in 1936-1937.
Clark was appointed as a dean at Southern University in 1934. He served as its president from 1938 to 1969, overseeing large-scale development of curriculum, buildings on campus and graduate programs.
Clark served on the editorial board of the Journal of Negro Education. He also served as vice president of the national council of the YMCA. He was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He attended the 1964 World Alliance Commission on Race Relationships conference in Geneva, Switzerland as a delegate.
Other honors followed his death: He is the namesake of the multi-purpose, 7500-seat F. G. Clark Center in Baton Rouge, which opened in 1975. Felton Grandison Clark Hall, informally called Grandison Hall, is a dormitory on the Southern University campus that was renovated in 1991 and named for him.