Thank you for entrusting Fort Valley State University with guiding the next stage of your academic journey. We are committed to helping you develop the skills which will propel you forward, not only as a professional in your chosen field, but also as a leader in the workplace, your community, and society. It is our goal to challenge you even as we nurture your dreams so that you will be empowered to achieve every goal along your life trajectory.
Change is the only thing certain about the future, and our focus is to ensure that you have adaptable knowledge which will prepare you for whatever may come. Even more importantly, we want to help you develop the ability and the inclination to be the catalyst for that change as innovators, inventors, and thought-leaders across a range of industries. As Wildcats, we embrace our responsibility to change the world for the better even as we prosper in our own lives. You are now part of that Wildcat tradition.
As you engage in your academic exploration, please take time to expand your learning outside the classroom by participating in the many opportunities for leadership roles on and off campus— by conducting research under the guidance of faculty mentors, by taking part in an internship, or engaging in one of numerous other experiences designed to enhance your confidence, competence, and character. As you take ownership of your potential for excellence, you will be supported by faculty, staff, and fellow students who take a personal interest in your success. We are fully committed to preparing you to make your mark on the world.
Again, thank you for sharing your educational journey with us.
Paul Jones, Ph.D.