Paul Jones Named the Tenth President of Fort Valley State University

Dr._Paul_JonesPaul Jones was appointed the tenth president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He has been serving as interim president of Darton State University in Albany, Georgia. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jones was chief budget officer and interim president at Georgia College and State University.

Hank Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia, stated that “Paul’s success at Darton combined with his leadership capabilities have made it clear he is the ideal candidate to be appointed permanent president of Fort Valley State University.” The chancellor added that “Fort Valley State University and its long-term success is critically important to our university system. With his solid background in finance and fiscal affairs, combined with his proven experience as president within our system, Paul will work to quickly build a close, team relationship with Fort Valley State University faculty and staff.”

Dr. Jones holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University. He earned a Ph.D. in education and human resource studies from Colorado State University.

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