July 16, 2013– Kimberly Ballard-Washington, interim president for Fort Valley State University, named Dr. Linda M. Noble to serve as interim vice president for academic affairs effective immediately.
“I thank Dr. Noble for her willingness to serve Fort Valley State University. Her extensive background in teaching, scholarship and academic affairs administration will assist Dr. Ivelaw L. Griffith greatly as he transitions into his presidency,” said President Ballard-Washington.
In 1985, Linda Noble completed her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia and began her career at Kennesaw State University. She served as a department chair, as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and as associate director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning during her 22 years at KSU. She held several leadership positions in Division Two of the American Psychological Association, as president, and Society for the Teaching of Psychology as the Methods and Techniques sectioneditor of the journal,Teaching of Psychology.
In 2008, she assumed a position at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and is now serving as the vice chancellor for academic affairs. In that position, she oversaw faculty policies and procedures at USG institutions, system-wide faculty development and resources for campus-level faculty development, academic programs at USG institutions and Board approval of new programs. She also collaborated with other system office units and staff on system-wide academic initiatives.
“I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Griffith, and the faculty, staff and students oftheFort Valley State University academic community. During my visit, I met many dedicated faculty and staff members who are excited about the institution and I am pleased to be a part of the new direction,” commended Dr. Noble.
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