The Next President of Alabama State University

Joseph H. Silver Sr. has been selected as the 13th president of Alabama State University in Montgomery. He will take office on September 17.

Dr. Silver has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Previously, he was vice president of the Commission on Colleges for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He has also served as vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science at Savannah State University. He also taught at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and was assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University System of Georgia.

Dr. Silver is a summa cum laude graduate of St. Augustine’s College. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Atlanta University.

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  1. Congratulations to Dr. Silver and his new appointment as the next president of ASU. I hope his leadership will continue to expand the great work of educating future intellectuals and leaders that is currently transpiring at ASU.

  2. Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Silver on his new appointment as president of ASU. I know that his collaborative leadership style will guide ASU as it looks to the future in making a difference in the lives of others.

  3. This is a most appropriate appointment. Dr. Silver will be continue to be a champion for student success. And I know this because he was that for me and my peers as we transitioned from Clark Atlanta University.

    Best Wishes!

  4. Indeed, I would like to congratulate Dr. Silver on his new position. You are walking in a strong historical tradition: The institution contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. In fact, it is the one institution whose students were apart of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. Many, many blessings!!!

  5. Congratulations, Pete, on this well-deserved appointment! You are destined to be an excellent president!

  6. Pete, congratulations to you for your much deserved recognition. Your hard work and dedication have continued to pay great dividends, starting with your early days at Kennesaw State University. Alabama State is fortunate to have attracted a person with such great leadership skills.

    Much success,

  7. Dr. Silver,
    Congratulations on your most distinguished and deserving appointment as the 13th President of Alabama State University. The univeristy and communities that is served are so fortunate to have you as the President.
    Your friend,
    Dr. Ann D. Smith

  8. Congratulations and best wishes! Your work with SACS is legendary. It is good to know the university is in good hands!
    Best wishes,
    Dr. Eartha Johnson

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