Greetings Friend of FVSU,
External Affairs serves as the institutional lead for fundraising, friend making and job placing.
Specifically, the mission of the External Affairs division is to engage in fundraising activities and expand the financial resources of the institution in a manner that ensures continuous growth and development, to supply special outreach and support services to the external community and to maintain a commitment to a high level of quality service while promoting a positive image of the University in all its functions. This mission is fulfilled through the combined efforts of dedicated team members in all units of External Affairs which include: Career and Alumni Services; Fort Valley State University Foundation Incorporated; Development, Public Service Center; C. W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center; Office of Sponsored Programs; and Title III Administration—as well as government relations.
Our responsibility is to be of great service in all we do, and to that end, we welcome an opportunity to assist you with your external funding, relationship building and career placement needs.
Melody L. Carter, Ph.D.
Vice President for External Affairs
and Executive Director for the FVSU Foundation, Inc.
The mission of the External Affairs division is to engage in fundraising activities and expand the financial resources of the institution in a manner that ensures continuous growth and development, to supply special outreach and support services to the external community and to maintain a commitment to a high level of quality service while promoting a positive image of the University in all its functions. This mission is fulfilled through the combined efforts of all units of External Affairs which include: Career and Alumni Services; Fort Valley State University Foundation Incorporated; Development, Public Service Center; C. W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center; Office of Sponsored Programs; and Title III Administration—as well as government relations.
Location: Huntington Hall, Room 204
Phone: (478) 825-6118
The mission of the Office of Career and Alumni Services is to enhance student service for students who will soon graduate and increase alumni engagement through the establishment of innovative programming. The Office of Career and Alumni Services develop student services, which include internships, graduate school and career placement, and pre-alumni activities. The office sponsors programs and activities for the alumni and students to become actively involved in supporting the university and collaborates with the Fort Valley State National Alumni Association, Inc., http://www.fvsunaa.org/, to host class reunions, coordinate homecoming activities, and fundraising and recruitment campaigns. The services provided are available to students, prospective students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Fort Valley State University.
The mission of the office of Development is to engage in fundraising activities by building partnerships that will assist the university in meeting its fiscal priorities.
The Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established on November 15, 1972, with a mission to raise and manage private contributions from alumni, friends, industries, and foundations to meet the needs of the institution that are not funded through state allocations. The Foundation invests and administers donations, acts as a trustee, and exercises the powers of a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Georgia. It also administers gifts and bequests of property and funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes. Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. is qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.
The C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center is a full-service conference, convention, and fine arts facility where unforgettable occasions are created. As an outreach program of Fort Valley State University, the center serves the conference and convention needs of the middle Georgia areas and beyond as well as the campus.
The mission of the Public Service Center is to educate, empower and assist the Middle Georgia community towards greater economic and personal development by administering outreach programs that provide resources and services that support the advancement of individuals and the community. To uphold this mission, the Public Service Center administers the Rural Business Outreach Institute, Entrepreneur Center and University Today Scholars program. The Center also serves as the administrative office for the Fort Valley State University Community Development Corporation.
The Office of Sponsored Program’s (OSP) mission is to create and maintain the optimum environment for the Fort Valley State University research community to achieve excellence in research, scholarships, and service. The service-oriented OSP assists faculty and staff in the process of securing and administering external funding. This is achieved by coordinating the qualitative aspects of grants and contracts management to include proposal development, submission, and post-award activities for individual, interdisciplinary and multi-institutional sponsored programs. The Office of Sponsored Programs publishes The Quest, a semi-annual information newsletter; hosts the Grantsmanship Institute, an annual technical training conference; and its annual Spring Recognition and Training program which recognizes the authors of grants and contracts while providing training and support.
As part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title III, Part B is a U. S. Department of Education program. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to establish or strengthen the physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowments of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).