Dr. Paul Jones named FVSU new president

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FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Fort Valley State University has named a president.

Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Hank Huckaby, recommended Dr. Paul Jones to become the next president at Fort Valley State University.

Dr. Jones has been the interim president at Darton State College in Albany since October 2013.

Huckaby says, "We recognized Paul was a strong, emerging leader as chief budget officer at Georgia College and State University when we asked him to assume the role of interim president at Darton State College. Paul’s success at Darton, combined with his leadership capabilities, have made it clear he is the ideal candidate to be appointed permanent president of Ft. Valley State University."

While at Darton State College, Dr. Jones expanded the amount of online degrees offered and established agreements with Albany State University allowing students to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree.