Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion FedrickThe University System of Georgia has named Marion Fedrick as interim president of Albany State University. Art Dunning, president of Albany State previously announced that he will step down at the end of January.

According to the latest, U.S. Department of Education data, the university enrolls about 2,600 undergraduate students and more than 400 graduate students. Women make up two thirds of the undergraduate student body. The university recently merged with Darton State College. Before the merger, Darton State enrolled 4,100 students. Women were nearly three quarters of all students at Darton State.

Fedrick has been serving as interim executive vice president at Albany State since October. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia. In that role, she directed all system-wide human resource efforts, employee benefit programs, and organizational development and leadership initiatives.

After her appointment as interim president, Fedrick noted that “students, alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders have eagerly and candidly shared their thoughts, concerns and ideas for ways the institution can grow and innovate. I am appreciative of this feedback, and the willingness I have seen from faculty and staff to be open to change that will benefit our students. This commitment and dedication is what will move Albany State forward to better serve the local community and the Southwest region of our state.”

Fedrick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia.

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