Fort Valley State's students and faculty honored their ninth president, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith during his inauguration Friday afternoon.
Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has been on the job as president since last summer, but Friday afternoon, he was formally inducted by Board of Regents Chancellor Henry Huckabee.
Congressman Sanford Bishop was one of several speakers who congratulated him.
"I am convinced that he has the vision to lead this university into an exciting, dynamic, successful future," Bishop said.
Griffith is a political scientist and a former provost at universities in New York and Virginia.
"You can put the goals into two categories: long term goals and immediate term goals," he said.
According to him, the school has already reached some short term goals since he took office last July.