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Nine jobs; seven programs cut at Fort Valley State University

Seven programs were cut and nine people have been let go at Fort Valley State University following a "lengthy, transparent review of the entire institution."

According to a statement issued Thursday from the President's Office, the programs being eliminated include General Business, Sociology, Computer Information Systems, English, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Master of Science in History and Master of Arts in Teaching. For example, students can still take English courses, like English 1101, but can no longer receive a degree in the subject.

The statement says the programs are being eliminated due to failed attraction and graduating the number of students necessary to continue the programs. Staff who were let go, according to the statement, were offered one-year contracts that will end in 2016.

Students who are currently enrolled in the programs being cut, according to the statement, will continue to take scheduled classes in those programs until graduation.

The former president, Ivelaw Giffith, stepped down at the end of June. Jessica Bailey, who served as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, was named as acting president shortly after.


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