Regents pick president for Fort Valley State

The State Board of Regents on Friday unanimously selected a new president for Fort Valley Sate University.

Ivelaw Griffith, the provost at York College of the City University of New York, will begin July 22.

He was the sole finalist for the job and will be the college’s ninth president.

The current president, Larry Rivers, will step down June 30.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington will serve as interim president until Griffith arrives on campus. She serves as the assistant vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia.

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