Fort Valley State University students, faculty and staff known Dawn Della DeVeaux as a vivacious, compassionate advocate. The administrator is passionate about higher education. The student ombudsman and assistant to the vice president of academic affairs revealed her ultimate career goal when she interviewed with writer Christina Milton.

In 2008, an American Council on Education study found that only 23 percent of college presidents were female, and African-American women comprised a smaller percentage. DeVeaux shares how she hopes to change the statistics by becoming president of a university.

The Students Started a Petition to Rename The Counseling Center in her name.

This petition is to encourage the Administration of Fort Valley State University to rename the counseling center in honor of beloved Professor, Administrator, and Student Advocate, Dr. Dawn DeVeaux.

Please sign and encourage others to do the same.

Here is what one student had to say about the Dr. while signing the petition.

Name: Tiffany Bollers on Jul 24, 2011
Comments: Dr.deveaux was a wonderful friend, teacher and soror who toched the lives of so many throught her life. She was loved by all who she crossed paths with and had a smile that would warm any heart… I hope this can be done in her honor so,that we will always remember one of Gods most perfect creations…..R.I.P. Dr. Deveaux…..


  1. I am proud to be among one of Dawn’s earliest childhood friends.  Long before she entered into the educational arena she enriched our lives as a wonderful role model mentor and teacher . Dawn inspired me to love myself, my life and the Lord even more.  My heart is heavy but my memories will remain filled with joy.

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