Presidential search begins for Fort Valley State

The University System of Georgia has formed a 12-person search committee to help find the next president for Fort Valley State University.

Committee members include faculty, staff, alumni, a student and members of the State Board of Regents. Their first meeting is scheduled for March 27 on campus.

President Larry Rivers announced in November that he would step down June 30.

The search group will ultimately forward three to five candidates to the Regents Search Committee. That group will recommend finalists to the Chancellor Hank Huckaby.