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 a new unit of UGA’s Cooperative Extension Service. The program offered agricultural and home economics to the state’s rural population.

The school became accredited, in 1979, by the American Association of Veterinary Medicine. When Pettigrew died in 1982, Dr. Walter Sullivan was appointed acting president.