Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Griffith plans to step down June 30, according to an announcement late Wednesday from the University System of Georgia.

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Griffith has been president of the historically black institution, about 100 miles south of Atlanta, since 2013.

“Dr. Griffith has overseen key changes in Fort Valley’s administration and operations to better serve students,” University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby said in the resignation announcement, which highlighted some of Griffith’s achievements, including raising admission standards and signing agreements with nearby technical and military colleges to boost enrollment and completion levels. read more