FVSU president to deliver address at alma mater

Oct. 29, 2013 – Next month, Fort Valley State University’s president is traveling abroad to a Caribbean nation to provide sage advice, inspiration and encouragement to a large, graduating audience of international students. Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith was selected as the commencement speaker for The University of Guyana-Turkeyen’s 47th Convocation and Graduation Exercise on Saturday, Nov. 16.  The president, a UG alum, was invited by his alma mater to deliver the keynote address.

The UG first opened its doors in April 1963. It is currently celebrating its 50th “jubilee” year. UG’sTurkeyen campus offers 60 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in science, humanities and education specialties. It currently has more than 5,000 students and 15,000 graduates.

The president graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the university. Later, Dr. Griffith earned his master’s degree in political science and public administration from Long Island University, New York, and a Master of Philosophy and Doctorate in Political Science from the City University, New York. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s educational leadership program.

The educational foundation that Griffith received at the UG has enabled him to succeed in his career. Dr. Griffith is a internationally-recognized Caribbean security expert. He is also a consultant to Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other organizations.

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Christina D. Milton, writer

Fort Valley State University

Office of Marketing and Communications

(478) 825-6319, miltonc@fvsu.edu