FVSU presidential finalists to speak at open forums

May 21, 2013 – This week, the Presidential Search and Screen Committee announced the finalists for Fort Valley State University’s ninth president. Four candidates will tell theFVSU family why they are best suited to lead Wildcat Nation. From May 28 to June 3, the finalists will present their cases during an hour-long forum, starting at 3:30 p.m., in the C.W. Pettigrew Center. The forums are open to the public.

“On behalf of the FVSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee, I am pleased to inform you that on May 17, we concluded our Neutral Site Interviews of the candidates invited to the First Round,” said Dr. Meigan M. Fields, chair of the committee. “We have selected four, highly qualified, experienced and talented individuals as our final slate of candidates for recommendation to University System of Georgia Chancellor HankHuckaby and Larry Ellis, chair of the Special Regents’ Search Committee.”

Following a review of the presidential candidates, Chancellor Huckaby and Regent Ellis will make a recommendation to the Board of Regents, who then will select a new president of Fort Valley State University.

“It is my hope that the FVSU family recognizes and appreciates the arduous task that has been undertaken by our committee,” said Fields. “The efforts and the level of time and seriousness of commitment provided by this group speak volumes to their professionalism and dedication to FVSU. I extend sincere thanks and gratitude to my fellow committee members for their hard work, diligence and spirit of cooperation. I take the liberty to offer that it has been our privilege to serve as PSSC members, and most importantly represent the FVSU family.”

For more information, contact Fields at (478) 825-6634 or 6230.

See the presentation schedule below. To learn more about each finalist, click here.

Tuesday, May 28 – Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of education/psychology at Dillard University

Wednesday, May 29 – Dr. Sandra Westbrooks, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Chicago State University

Thursday, May 30 – Dr. Daniel K. Wims, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and professor of agricultural sciences at Alabama A&M University

Monday, June 3 – Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, professor of political science, and provost and senior vice president at York College of The City University of New York



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