Office of the President


Paul Jones with students

Dr. Paul Jones, has served since December 16, 2015, as the tenth president of Fort Valley State University. His higher education career spans more than three decades in Colorado, Maryland, Utah and Georgia.

Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. Jones served two years as interim president at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. During his tenure at Georgia College & State University, he served in numerous senior leadership roles, including senior vice president for finance and administration, vice president and chief of staff, vice president for institutional research and enrollment management, and several interim roles including interim vice president of academic affairs and president. President Jones was also professor of educational administration at Georgia College. 

President Jones was a 2007-08 American Council on Education Fellow at the University of West Florida.

Dr. Jones and his wife Sylvia were named 2012 Alumni of the Year at Utah State University. Utah State is where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree, and he also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

Dr. and Mrs. Jones have two children, Isaiah and Daphne, who are doctoral students at Utah State University and the University of Georgia, respectively.

Office Location

Huntington Hall, Room 303
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Office: (478) 825-6315
Fax: (478) 825-6461

Event Attendance Request

Event Attendance Request form

When requesting the President’s attendance/participation in an event, please complete the Event Attendance Request Form to ensure the President is well prepared and has a clear understanding of what is expected of his attendance/participation, knowing each event is unique. Requests must be made at least four weeks in advance of the event.

Please supply as much information as you have at this time, and keep us posted on any changes in your plans.


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