The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Michael Laney is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University in Georgia. He was a professor of communications and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Professor Laney earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He went on to earn a master’s degree in television and radio at Michigan State University, where he enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

After a 20-year career in the United States Army, in 1995 Dr. Laney was hired as an instructor at what is now Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He rose through ranks and was promoted to full professor in 2005. During this time he completed a Ph.D. in communication at the University of Tennessee.

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