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Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail

March 27, 1949 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 71)


Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail

Raleigh, NC - Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, 71, died Thursday, October 15, 2020, at WakeMed Hospital.   Dr. McPhail was the President of St. Augustine University, where he had served for three months.

During his career, McPhail served in executive leadership of public school administration, higher education and nonprofit work. He was the founding chancellor of the Community College of Baltimore County, the president of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and the president of Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Christine Johnson-McPhail, Raleigh, NC; daughter, Dr. Kamilah McKissick and son, Ralph Bessard.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to D. B. Walker Funeral Services.  



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