President of Savannah State University to retire

January 4, 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The president of a university in Georgia has announced that she’ll retire.

The Savannah Morning News reports Savannah State University President Cheryl Davenport Dozier announced Friday that she’ll retire as president on June 30. Dozier became president of the university in 2011 after a 17-year career at the University of Georgia. During Dozier’s tenure, she had several accomplishments including establishing the SSU Board of Visitors to increase corporate and community support.

Dozier says it has been an honor and privilege to lead and serve as the 13th president of the university.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington was named as interim president effective July 1. Ballard-Washington previously served as interim president at Fort Valley State University and Albany State University. A national search for Dozier’s replacement will be launched at a later date.


Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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