Earl Yarbrough Named President of Savannah State University

The Georgia state board of regents has named Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. as the twelfth president of Savannah State University. He was a professor of engineering at Virginia State University and had previously served as the university’s provost. Yarbrough had been named president-elect of Knoxville College in Tennessee, but funding had not been arranged to pay his salary. As a result, the Knoxville College board agreed to terminate its contract with Dr. Yarbrough so that he could assume the Savannah State presidency.

Yarbrough is a graduate of Wichita State University in Kansas. He holds a master’s degree in industrial studies from California State University at Los Angeles and a doctorate in industrial education from Iowa State University.