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ASU president responds to state representative’s opposition of HBCU bills
Published on: 7/25/2019
By WALB News Team | July 23, 2019 at 3:38 PM EDT - Updated July 25 at 9:53 AM

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany State University’s (ASU) president released a statement Tuesday in response to a House representative’s opposition to Senate Bills 273 and 278.

Rep. Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus), also dean of the Georgia House, wrote a letter to Steve Wrigley, University System of Georgia (USG) chancellor, strongly opposing the bills.

ASU President Marion Ross Fredrick issued a statement in response to Symre’s opposition of the bills.

“We appreciate the response of Rep. Calvin Smyre in his letter to Chancellor Steve Wrigley in opposition to Senate Bills 273 and 278. Representative Smyre is a strong supporter of our schools and has been in direct contact with all three HBCU presidents regarding SB 273 and 278. Rep. Smyre has asked the difficult questions and ascertained the negative impact that this bill would have on our institution. Albany State University
ASU advances as a top-ranked HBCU - ASU recognized as #1 public HBCU in Georgia
Published on: 9/18/2015
ALBANY, Ga. – U.S. News & World Report has released this year’s list
of top ranked colleges and universities. Albany State University
is listed among the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and
Universities and the #1 public HBCU in the state of Georgia for the
second year in a row. ASU made the cut at #13 among all publicHBCUs in the nation.

“We provide an excellent education at Albany State University, an
education that prepares our students to compete on a global
level,” said Interim President Arthur Dunning. “ We are delighted that the work of our faculty, staff and students is being recognized on a national level; we are working diligently to provide even more opportunities for student success.”

According to the rankings, ASU pulled ahead of Georgia’s public HBCUs -- Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University. The rankings are based on graduation and retention rates, peer assessments, student-to- faculty
LDC - The Mission of The Legal Defense Coalition
Published on: 6/11/2019
LDC
The Mission of the Legal Defense Coalition is to prevent the demise of
Georgia’ s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (State HBCUs), the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia must be forced by court mandate to elevate the State HBCUs to status equal to other universities by ceasing its discriminatory mismanagement practices of inequitable
funding, disregarding the State HBCUs’ capital improvement needs, limiting and impeding the State HBCUs ’missions, needlessly duplicating programs
to the detriment of the State HBCUs, failing to duplicate programs when needed by State HBCUs, and failing to
establish professional, specialized and doctoral degree programs within the State HBCUs. To find out more about
the LDC and donate towards the legal fund, click here:
www.GALDC.org
LDC - The Mission of the Legal Defense Coalition
Published on: 6/11/2019
LDC
The Mission of the Legal Defense Coalition is to prevent the demise of
Georgia’ s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (State HBCUs), the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia must be forced by court mandate to elevate the State HBCUs to status equal to other universities by ceasing its discriminatory mismanagement practices of inequitable
funding, disregarding the State HBCUs’ capital improvement needs, limiting and impeding the State HBCUs ’missions, needlessly duplicating programs
to the detriment of the State HBCUs, failing to duplicate programs when needed by State HBCUs, and failing to
establish professional, specialized and doctoral degree programs within the State HBCUs. To find out more about
the LDC and donate towards the legal fund, click here:
Position of the ASU National Alumni Association on New ASU Mission Statement
Published on: 6/11/2019
“The ASU National Alumni Association does not object to the revised Mission Statement resulting from the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College. The fact of the “HBCU” term itself not appearing or not being included in the new mission statement, does not mean, in any way, nor does it imply or infer that Albany State University is no longer a “Historically Black College or University”. Such designation/distinction is based in law and no revision or modification of its mission statement changes this fact”.

----The Higher Education Act of 1965 codified the HBCU designation for all such Colleges/Universities established prior to 1964. These Colleges and Universities had an intention of primarily serving the African-American community and such designation does not change as a result of changes in student make-up or mission change.

The Albany State University Alumni Association is a Corporation, a legally recognized organization under the laws of the State of Georgia. The Association is classified as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed solely for philanthropic purposes.