National Institute on Aging

The New Dean of University College at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Stevie L. Lawrence II was named dean of University College at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. University College is designed to provide a higher level of academic and social support for newly enrolled students who do not have the highest levels of academic achievement. Academic support programs at University College are aimed at easing the transition to the rigors of a college curriculum and increasing retention rates.

Dr. Lawrence had been serving as executive director for retention services and interim vice president for student success and enrollment management at Fort Valley State University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lawrence was director of college success services for the University of North Carolina System. He also taught at Shaw University in Raleigh.

Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where he majored in history. He holds a master of public administration degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham and a doctorate in urban higher education from Jackson State University in Mississippi.


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  1. Mona Pittman-Moore says:

    CONGRATULATIONS DR. LAWRENCE!!! Well deserved. I am so proud of you.

  2. Stevie L. Lawrence,Sr Father says:

    I am very proud of my son’s accomplishments. Just proud.

  3. Cleola Johnson says:

    “Congratulations Dr. Lawrence !” May God be with you! All the best on your new endeavor! Be careful and prayerful on this journey! “Cleo “

  4. Anita Gray Anderson says:

    Congratulations fellow Aggie. Good things come out of Edgecombe County. To God be the Glory.

  5. Sarah Thomas -Brown says:

    Congratulations Dr. Lawrence! I’m so proud of you and your accomplishments!!

  6. Roderick Simon says:

    Congrats bro!!! God bless!!!

  7. Quantellius Jones (1st Cousin) says:

    I am EXTREMELY proud of you. You’ve spoken this over your OWN life for many years now! I can not wait to see what else God has in store for you!

  8. CURMILUS DANCY Jr. says:


  9. Dr. Delores J. Porter says:

    It is an honor to read the good news. I am extremely proud of you and your accomplishments. May God continue to bless you. Congratulations, aim high!

  10. Philshaunda says:

    Congratulations Dr. Lawrence!!!

  11. Travares Cunningham says:

    Congratulations Brother Stevie. Continue to achieve and best wishes in your new position.

  12. Dr. Willie Benson says:

    Congrats, I know it’s well deserved. Keep on soaring my brotha!!!!!

  13. Amy Marshall-Brown says:

    Congratulations Dr. Lawrence!! I am so proud of you!

  14. Mary Lucas says:

    Congratulations! I’m so proud of you. As a man think so is he. You have become what you have desired and love. May God’s blessing continue to be with you Dr. Lawrence!

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