Fort Valley Partnership

Fort Valley Partnership

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8th President

Dr. Larry E. Rivers

On March 14, 2006, Dr. Larry E. Rivers became FVSU’s eighth president. To raise money for the school, Rivers and First Lady Betty Jean Rivers donated seed money from their personal savings to begin a challenge …

7th President

Dr. Kofi Lomotey

In October, 2001, Dr. Kofi Lomotey took office as the seventh president of Fort Valley State. Lomotey had a strong academic background. He held a bachelor’s from Oberlin College and a master’s of education from Cleveland State …

6th President

Dr. Oscar Lewis Prater

In 1990, Oscar Lewis Prater was selected as the sixth president of FVSC. Prater’s administration would be a momentous decade in the history of the institution. Prater came to Fort Valley from Hampton University where he …

5th President

Dr. Luther Burse

In the fall of 1983, Dr. Luther Burse became FVSC’s fifth president. Burse, his wife Mamie, and their two children, quickly integrated into the college family. Like his predecessors and successors, Burse was well-qualified for the position. …

4th President

Dr. C.W. Pettigrew

W.W. E. Blanchet retired as FVSC’s fourth president in 1973. Later that same year, Dr. C.W. Pettigrew was appointed the fourth president of FVSC.

During the 1970s, Fort Valley worked with the University of Georgia to create …

3rd President

Dr. W.W. E. Blanchet

Dr. W.W. E. Blanchet was appointed as the third president. During Blanchet’s term, the College became accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education in 1971. During the 1970s, the university’s football team …

Dreaming and Doing Student Spotlight: Fenika Miller

November 25, 2014 – This month’s featured student is Fenika Miller, a property manager and the chair of Houston County’s Democratic Committee.  Miller is a nontraditional student who decided to return to Fort Valley State University’s campus to complete her …

FVSU students win big at LSAMP symposium

November 25, 2014 -Wildcat students did well this year at an annual symposium that encourages college students to pursue research in the sciences.

Six FVSU students placed in the top three in the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority …