A message from Dr. Jessica Bailey on permanent president recommendation

Dr. Jessica Bailey

As we look toward the future for Fort Valley State University, many of you have inquired about the next phase in securing a permanent president for FVSU.  I am pleased to say that Chancellor Huckaby intends to recommend to the Board of Regents at next week’s board meeting that Dr. Paul Jones be named president of Fort Valley State University.

 Dr. Jones is an established leader in the University System. He currently serves as interim president of Darton State College and has held senior leadership roles within the USG and in various aspects of higher education administration. 

I am confident and in support of the Chancellor’s recommendation. I am excited about what this means for the future of Fort Valley State. This is a strong indication of the Chancellor’s commitment to the long-term strength and success of Fort Valley State University. 

With our support and Paul’s leadership, I am confident that we will continue to build on the success of Fort Valley State.

If the board approves the Chancellor’s recommendation, we can expect Dr. Jones to arrive on campus in late December.

 –  Dr. Jessica Bailey, Interim President

Click here to see a press release from the University System of Georgia about Huckaby’s recommendation.



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