Arthur Dunning Retiring as President of Albany State University in Georgia

Arthur Dunning, president of Albany State University in Georgia, has announced his intention to retire on January 31, 2018. Dr. Dunning was named interim president in 2013 and was hired on a permanent basis in 2015. He successfully presided over the university during its merger with Darton State College.

In announcing his decision to step down, President Dunning said “it has been an honor and privilege to serve as the president of Albany State University during such a pivotal time in the institution’s history. Albany State University is an integral part of the Southwest region of Georgia, and the dedicated faculty and staff of this institution, along with strong partners in the community, have given countless hours to create the new university. To build on this effort and to stay the course with consolidation, I have asked Chancellor Steve Wrigley to initiate a complete review of Albany State. This review will identify and take action steps necessary during my transition to position the new Albany State to serve generations to come.”

Before being named interim president in 2013, Dr. Dunning was serving as a professor and senior research fellow at the Education Policy Center of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Earlier he completed a three-year term as vice chancellor for international programs and outreach for the University of Alabama system.

Professor Dunning holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama, he served for 27 years in the University System of Georgia and was a faculty member at the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University.

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