Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC

Director of Communications/Editor of The Sphinx

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Cell: 443-635-5911

July 8, 2022


Brother Dr. Zollie J.A. Stevenson, Jr., 24th Executive Director, Enters Omega Chapter

It is with deep sadness that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. shares the news of the transition of Brother Dr. Zollie J.A. Stevenson, Jr., the 24th Executive Director of the Fraternity, to Omega Chapter on Friday, July 8.

Brother Stevenson, who was a 1983 Kappa Lambda Chapter initiate and member of both Pi Upsilon Lambda and Omicron Eta Lambda Chapters, served as Executive Director of the Fraternity from 2000 to 2001 during both the Wallace and Johnson administrations.

Since January 2020, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Howard University School of Education. Prior to teaching at Howard University, he served in several positions at Philander Smith College, including Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor (Tenured), and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. He also previously taught at Howard as Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies and at Bowie State University as Associate Professor of Educational Leadership.

In addition, he served in numerous positions with the U.S. Department of Education for over 10 years, including: Director of Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs, Deputy Director of Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs, and Education Programs Specialist. He also worked with the Baltimore City Schools as Director of Assessment and Evaluation and District of Columbia Public Schools as Director of Research and Evaluation/Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Education Support Services. He also served previously served as Regional Research and Testing Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Brother Dr. Stevenson received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from the University of North Carolina Asheville, a master’s degree in education and school counseling and guidance services with additional graduate studies in education psychology from Howard.

In 1984, he received his doctorate degree in educational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While funeral arrangements have yet to be announced, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, as well as all those who knew and loved him.

Farewell dear Brother, Transcendent art thou.


About Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Visit and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.