Report: Marion Fedrick is Leading Candidate for Albany State Presidency

Albany State University Interim President Marion Fedrick is the leading candidate to be named as permanent president of the school at a University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents meeting scheduled for next week, according to a report in the Albany Herald

If appointed, Federick will be the second permanent president to serve at Albany State with prior service as an executive vice-president of human resources in the USG, following former system senior HR vice-chancellor Art Dunning, who retired from ASU in October 2017.

Fedrick, who earned undergraduate and masters’ degrees from the University of Georgia, will also be the second appointee named without a presidential search.

Fedrick led the university’s transition following Dunning’s retirement and has served as interim president since January. Albany State is Fedrick’s first executive position at any college or university. 

  1. A sad day for Albany State University and HBCU. The Institution suffered under Dunning because of no experience in leadership of an academic institution and will continue to under Fedrick because of the same reason. The University System of Georgia Chancellor who is making these decisions should rethink this one.

  2. Interesting move. The question is what are the plans for growth and funding of Albany State by the USG Board of Regents. No matter who is the president without the support of the USG Board of Regents they will be making another change in leadership soon.

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