Cheryl Davenport Dozier to Serve as Interim President of Savannah State University

Cheryl Davenport Dozier, associate provost, chief diversity officer, and professor of social work at the University of Georgia, was named interim president of Savannah State University, effective May 9. She will replace Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. who has served as president of Savannah State since 2007. The board of trustees declined to renew Dr. Yarbrough’s contract.

Dr. Dozier is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University. She holds a master of social work degree from Atlanta University and a doctorate in social welfare from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She was recently elected President of the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education.

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