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Marion Fedrick Named Interim President of Albany State University

Atlanta — January 12, 2018

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University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has named Marion Fedrick interim president of Albany State University.

Fedrick has been serving as the interim executive vice president of Albany State University since Oct. 16, 2017. She will assume her new position as interim president on Feb. 1, 2018. She replaces President Art Dunning, who previously announced his plans to retire effective Jan. 31, 2018.

“Marion has done an outstanding job leading the institution’s transition and a team of representatives from Albany State and the University System of Georgia,” Wrigley said. “Marion has been instrumental in the launch of special initiatives focused on the needs of students and the regional workforce, and I am excited about the progress being made. On behalf of the University System, I want to thank Marion for her leadership and her commitment to ensuring Albany State University is positioned for long-term success.”

Since Fedrick assumed a leadership role at Albany State University, the institution has undertaken several initiatives, including: an assessment designed to improve the student experience and a comprehensive effort with faculty to reimagine the university’s academics.

“From day one, Albany State students, faculty and staff have eagerly and candidly shared their thoughts, concerns and ideas for ways the institution can innovate for the future,” said Fedrick. “We have had a strong start, and I’m truly inspired by what the future holds. I want to thank the students, faculty, staff and the community for all their support and genuine enthusiasm for what Albany State can become with all of us working closely together.”

Prior to Fedrick’s current role, she served as vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia, overseeing administration of all systemwide human resources initiatives, employee benefits programs and organizational and leadership development initiatives.

Fedrick received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional.

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