Letter from the President


Paul Jones

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

For almost 125 years, Fort Valley State University has used innovation in education to create opportunities for those with a thirst for knowledge. The inventiveness of our faculty, the industriousness of our staff, and the grit of our students have made FVSU into a unique institution of higher learning, marked by quality instruction, groundbreaking research, and a learning environment defined by nurture and challenge. As we move full speed ahead toward creating the college of the future, we are excited to share our work with the rest of the academic community.

The Reaffirmation of Accreditation process will provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our singular approach to higher education, both in relation to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges standards and the vested interests of other constituencies. Just as important, it will present a vehicle through which we can engage with each other, sharing best practices and successes as we illuminate the value of an FVSU education. As we transparently discuss the outcomes of the proactive measures we have taken to continuously improve the learning experience and environment at this university, we look forward to honest analysis of our positioning as the forward-leaning university the students of this nation need to succeed.

This website is a portal through which you can find information about our progress toward reaffirmation of accreditation. We hope that you will stay abreast about the strategic areas in which we are investing time, resources, and creativity as we look very seriously at how we are addressing the core needs of our current and future student bodies. Thank you for being our partner as we engage in this invaluable excellence-building collaboration.


Paul Jones, Ph.D.