Apr 12, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome

Dear Scholar:


Fort Valley State University is proud to be your academic home. We are fully committed to providing the range of curricular and leadership programs you need to be competent and competitive in your field. Just as important, our faculty are known among our students as mentors, providing not only instruction and access to world-class expertise, but also guidance in navigating the professional landscape and finding fulfillment in knowledge attainment.

As you enroll, I encourage you to embrace your potential for excellence. Our goal is to bring out the genius within you and help broaden your belief in what you can accomplish. The world needs confident, bold, and prepared leaders who are unafraid to push boundaries and disrupt the status quo. Your instructors will challenge you to reach for ever higher goals, while our campus community fuels your journey to success. We realize that few people achieve their dreams without support, so take advantage of the goodwill you will find extended eagerly by the many staff, faculty, and fellow students in the FVSU family who count your success among their personal goals.

The world is looking for leaders, and we hope that you will step up. Please don’t settle for comfort and convenience. Instead, stretch further to enter the realm of the possible. Think original thoughts. Develop new approaches to old problems. Help the world to see our common concerns differently. Collaborate with others to create business ideas, scientific theories, philosophies, and civic engagement projects. Use your FVSU experience to build all of your intellectual and leadership muscles, and you will be well prepared to go forward and change the world.

We are counting on you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people everywhere through the skills you develop here. Thank you for entrusting your education with us.


Paul Jones, Ph.D.