Fort Valley State officially welcomes new president | News
He;s been on the job for almost nine months now. But Fort Valley State University will officially inaugurate Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith as its ninth president this week.
The university says Griffith will be formally welcomed to the university during a ceremony on Friday morning. He began his term as university president in July.
University officials say Griffith's vision is to bolster student-initiated research, cultural diversity and global connectivity.
School officials say more than 3,000 students are enrolled at Fort Valley State University, which was founded in 1895.
Griffith is a former professor of political science and a specialist on Caribbean security, drugs and crime. He comes to The Valley after six years as provost and senior vice president at York College of the City University of New York.
He replaced Larry Rivers, who stepped down last year as president of Fort Valley State.