Campus News

Former UGA administrator named president of Savannah State U.

Cheryl Dozier, former associate provost and chief diversity officer at UGA, has been named permanent president of Savannah State University after serving in an interim capacity since last year. Dozier becomes the first female president in SSU’s 121-year history. The board of regents approved the decision May 9 following a recommendation by USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Dozier holds a doctorate in social welfare from Hunter College at the Graduate Center of the University of New York, a master’s in social work from Atlanta University and a bachelor’s from Fairleigh Dickinson University.