July 10, 2013 – Fort Valley State University Executive Vice President and Interim Vice President for the Office of Academic Affairs Dr. Canter Brown Jr., has announced that he will return to faculty responsibilities as professor of history. The change is effective immediately.
Brown said, “It has been my hope to return to teaching and scholarship for several years now, as I explained to the faculty when I assumed the interim vice presidency for academic affairs in October 2012. President Larry E. Rivers’ recent departure now has opened the door for me to take that step.”
Brown continued, “I owe thanks to many members of the FVSU family who have aided me over the past seven years of administrative service, but I especially am grateful to my colleagues on the history faculty who have expressed their hopes that I would be able to join them at an early date.”
Brown arrived at the university in May 2006 to serve President Rivers as special assistant and counsel to the president. Afterwards, he also served as interim vice president for the Division of Business and Finance, executive vice president and chief legal officer.
A national award-winning historian, Brown is the author, co-author or editor of nearly two-dozen volumes. He served as professor of history at Florida A&M University prior to his relocation to Fort Valley State. He is a native of Fort Meade, Polk County, Fla., and earned his juris doctor and doctor of philosophy degrees at Florida State University.
“We are very thankful to Dr. Brown for his service and dedication to Fort Valley State University and congratulate him for his various achievements over the years,” commented FVSU’s interim president Kimberly Ballard-Washington.
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