Marion Ross Fedrick was appointed as the 10th president of Albany State University on August 14, 2018, by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Fedrick previously served as interim president and interim executive vice president of the university. Her professional background includes system-level higher education administration, campus-level higher education administration, strategic planning, crisis management and strategic partnership engagement. A hallmark of Fedrick’s presidency is her focus on providing the ideal student experience. Since 2018 President Fedrick has used her commitment towards achieving excellence to drive new initiatives including a redesign of the institution’s academic colleges, approval of the University System of Georgia’s first nexus degrees, and the design and implementation of the university’s integrated student success model. As a champion for student wellness, she has expanded access and opportunities for ASU students by entering into partnerships that increase the available campus-wide student resources. Due to her widely known commitment to addressing student wellness, Fedrick is highly sought after to contribute to statewide initiatives including the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Mental Health Task Force, and Georgia’s COVID-19 Health Equity Council. She has served in key leadership roles throughout her career. Serving as the USG vice chancellor of human resources, Fedrick has led strategic initiatives relating to effective university administration, leadership development and all human resources planning efforts. She has also served at Clark Atlanta University, Emory University Hospitals, State of Georgia’s Office of State Personnel Administration, AT&T, and the former BellSouth Corporation.
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