Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith – President of Fort Valley State University

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Celebrating the Inauguration of the

Ninth President of Fort Valley State University  

Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Ph.D.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the

Fort Valley State University Family request the honor of your presence

to attend and participate in a weeklong celebration of

Dreaming and Doing:

A Vision for Excellence Engagement

April 6-12, 2014

RSVP: Investiture Ceremony Inauguration Gala

Useful Links: Schedule of EventsHotel AccommodationsFVSU Directions


On behalf of Fort Valley State University, I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to the upcoming Inauguration Installation Ceremony scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014 in Fort Valley, Georgia. On this day, Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith will be installed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as the ninth president of an institution that has served as a beacon of light for students since 1895. It would be an honor to have you join our Fort Valley State family as we engage in a celebration of “Dreaming and Doing: A Vision of Excellence Engagement.” Moreover, we would also be honored by your participation as part of the academic procession.

The investiture ceremony on Friday begins at 10 a.m. in the Health and Physical Education Complex on campus. However, we are asking that delegates planning to be in the processional please arrive with your academic regalia no later than 8 a.m. and enjoy a continental breakfast in the robing area. Also, we are hosting a scholarship gala on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hundreds of Fort Valley State’s local, national and international supporters are expected to attend this exciting and historic event, which will be preceded by an entire week of inauguration activities, including a gospel concert, art exhibition, community Day of Service, community forum, and even a soccer exhibition.

I hope you will join us on this auspicious occasion. Please take a moment to complete your RSVP by Friday, March 14, 2014.

If you have any questions, please visit http://www.fvsu.edu/inauguration or contact FVSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications, 478.825.6319.


Melody L. Carter, Ph.D.

Vice President for External Affairs

and Executive Director for the FVSU Foundation, Inc.

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