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Fort Valley State University President to Step Down

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Atlanta — April 11, 2005

University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Fort Valley State University President Dr. Kofi Lomotey, effective June 30, 2005.

Lomotey has served as president of FVSU since October 15, 2001, named to the position after serving since 1998 as senior vice president and provost at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York (CUNY).

During his three-and-a-half-year tenure at FVSU, President Lomotey has focused on building a solid administrative team, broadening academic program offerings, enhancing customer service, strengthening external support of the institution, and improving the fiscal condition of the university. In addition, he has worked to establish new avenues of communication for the campus community, creating a staff council, a campus advisory committee, and a community advisory committee, with a goal of building a culture of shared leadership.

“Kofi Lomotey’s impact has been strong,” Chancellor Meredith stated. “He has worked hard to strengthen Fort Valley’s legacy and to contribute his leadership and vision in many ways. We are extremely grateful to him for his contributions and his commitment to the University System.”

Chancellor Meredith will initiate a national search process to identify candidates to fill the post being vacated by Lomotey. He intends to announce the details of that process in the coming weeks.

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