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Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Griffith Announces Plans to Step Down

Atlanta — April 1, 2015

Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Griffith has announced he will step down as president effective June 30, 2015.

Griffith was named president of Fort Valley State University in 2013. Under Griffith’s leadership, Fort Valley State University:
• Raised admissions standards to university level;
• Established the Honors Program and Undergraduate Research Program;
• Designed and implemented a new student recruiting plan and process; and,
• Signed key articulation agreements with institutions, including Central Georgia Technical College, Albany Technical College and Georgia Military College, aimed at encouraging students to complete their bachelor’s degree at FVSU upon completion of their two-year associate’s degree programs.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby recognized Griffith’s leadership of Fort Valley State University saying, “Dr. Griffith has overseen key changes in Fort Valley’s administration and operations to better serve students. On behalf of the University System, I thank Dr. Griffith for his contributions, and we wish him and his family the very best in his future work.”

Information regarding the search for the next president of Fort Valley State University will be announced in the coming months.

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