Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Dec 10, 2015
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes the University System of Georgia appointment of Dr. Arthur Dunning as the President of Albany State University (ASU). Dr. Dunning has served ASU as interim president since November of 2013.

“With such an increased importance on higher learning in today’s competitive world, it is critical that our universities continue to improve the education of our young adults,” said Congressman Bishop. “Dr. Dunning displayed excellent leadership and dedication to the student body during his time as interim president, and so I have every confidence in Dr. Dunning to lead ASU into the future.”

Dr. Dunning has consistently demonstrated his abilities to improve the educational system in Georgia. Previously a full tenured professor in the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, Dr. Dunning has held a number of executive roles at the University System of Georgia and the University of Alabama system, and served as chief executive officer of Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Inc.

During his time as interim president, Dr. Dunning worked to improve administrative efficiency, educational outreach, and enacted articulation agreements enabling students from Darton State College and Albany Technical College to seamlessly transition to ASU’s variety of degree programs.

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