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Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith will be formally inaugurated as the ninth president of Fort Valley State University in a ceremony at the institution on Friday.

The scholar, political scientist and former professor began his term on July 22, 2013 after being unanimously voted in by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on June 21, 2013.

President Griffith hopes to create an institution not only of rigorous academic offerings, but also student-initiated research and scholarship, inclusiveness, cultural diversity and global connectivity and preparedness, according to a news release from the school. Those goals are reflected in the theme for the inauguration: "Dreaming and Doing: A Vision for Excellence Engagement.”

The day’s public events begin at 9 a.m. with an inauguration parade, delegation procession and the seating of faculty, staff, students and guests in the Health and Physical Education building on campus. The Inauguration ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

The Inauguration ceremony itself will include a number of special features. Many members of Dr. Griffith’s extended family will be in attendance.

The platform party will include members of the Georgia Board of Regents and various other dignitaries from peer institutions, including Dr. Cheryl Dozier, president of Savannah State University and Dr. Marcia Keizs, president of York College.

General parking for the Inauguration will be in the HPE Parking Lot and at the Wildcat Stadium next to the HPE Building.

For a complete listing of activities, visit fvsu.edu/inauguration

James Brierton

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