UNC professor and former dean of UNC’s law school both granted award for service to the University

A UNC professor and a former law school dean were awarded the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award.

Fred Brooks Jr. and Dickson Phillips Jr., former law school dean and federal appeals court judge, received the award Jan. 18 for outstanding service for UNC.

Both came to the University in the 1960s. Brooks founded UNC’s computer science department and was its chairman for 20 years. Phillips chaired a committee in the 1960s charged with addressing racial tensions on campus.

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