2017 Founders Day Convocation

Horace Mann Bond II
Horace Mann Bond II

77th Annual Founders Day Convocation

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
C.W. Pettigrew Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Followed by a pilgrimage to the grave site of Principal Henry Hunt and Mrs. Florence Hunt.

Classes will be suspended from 9:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. so all students and faculty can attend.

Join President Jones and the FVSU family as we look back at our past in order to clearly chart our future.

The Annual Founders Day Convocation dates back to 1940, when the iconic thought-leader Dr. W.E.B. Dubois was the first speaker during the first years of Horace Mann Bond’s presidency. This year, we are excited to welcome Horace Mann Bond II, grandson of President Bond, as the keynote speaker.

About Horace Mann Bond II:

Horace Mann Bond is the second child, first son, of civil rights icon Horace Julian Bond and Alice Clopton Bond. He was born June 30, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the grandson of FVSU’s first president, Horace Mann Bond.

Horace attended Atlanta public schools for elementary education and the Galloway School in Atlanta for secondary school. While at Galloway, Horace lettered in basketball and soccer.

Horace attended Tulane University and Morehouse College.  In 1989 he began working for the City of Atlanta, Department of Corrections, where he has been employed for the last 28 years.

While at Corrections, Horace attained instructor certification and began teaching Direct Supervision, a new management technique for the supervision of inmates. He participated on the department’s Transition Team, which developed the policy and procedures for the City’s new 60 million-dollar Direct Supervision facility.

Horace was then assigned to the training unit where he taught direct supervision, defensive tactics, CPR First Aid, and classification procedures to 600 officers, conducted basic jail training and helped develop the Jail Training Officer Program. Eventually becoming the Unit Commander of Training and Background/Recruitment, Horace positioned the department to be allowed to teach the Basic Jail Certification Course on site (typically taught at regional academies).

Under his leadership the unit consistently achieved high marks from the American Correctional Association, helping the department achieve ACA certification. In 2009, he managed the department’s classification unit, maintenance unit, training/background units, and food service unit and reported directly to the assistant chief.

His current assignment is Special Projects, which include sustainability efforts, the development of detainee medical records system and organizational management.

He worked as an adjunct professor at Brown Mackie College, Atlanta, Georgia, teaching in the criminal justice program for almost two years.

Horace currently resides in Atlanta Georgia and has one son, Horace Mann Bond, III ( Tre), who attends FVSU, majoring in criminal justice.