Welcome to the presidential news archive. Media and press coverage of President William J. McKinney's inititatives in the region, presentations and impact on the university are collected here. To jump to a year, please use the links below.

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Valdosta State News, September 9, 2014
"VSU and NGTC Sign Pathways Program Agreement"

Valdosta State News, August 26, 2014
"Board of Regents Approves VSU’s New Mission Statement"

Valdosta Daily Times, August 12, 2014
"VSU convocation stresses university’s importance"

Valdosta State News, August 11, 2014
"New Student Convocation: Helping Students Meet their Full Potential"

Valdosta State News, August 7, 2014
"VSU's Convocation Aug 11: Focus on Student Success and Engagement"

Valdosta State News, July 2, 2014
"Valdosta State University Connects Alumni in Washington, D.C., area",-d.c.,-area.php

Valdosta Daily Times, June 15, 2014
"VSU, chamber work together to provide internships"

Valdosta State News, June 11, 2014
"VSU and Central Georgia Technical College Sign Pathways Program Agreement"

Valdosta State News, May 21, 2014
"University Receives $1.9 Million to Improve Student Support Services"

Valdosta State News, May 21, 2014
"VSU Selected for National Competency-Based Education Initiative"

Valdosta State News, May 9, 2014
"President McKinney Presents State of Valdosta State Address"

Valdosta State News, May 8, 2104
"Valdosta State University Honors the Converse Family"

Valdosta Daily Times, May 3, 2014
"The state of VSU: McKinney shares accomplishments, goals"

Valdosta State News, March 24, 2014
VSU and Georgia Military College Sign Articulation Agreement"

Valdosta State News, March 12, 2014
"Alumni Chapter of Atlanta Hosts Dinner and Fundraiser for Scholarship Fund"

Valdosta State News, February 14, 2014
Lanier Tech and VSU sign Pathway Agreement"

Valdosta State News, January 27, 2014
"Thomas/Pierce Scholarship Honors First Two African-American Students"



Valdosta State News, September 25, 2013
VSU Named to List of 2014 Military Friendly Schools"

Valdosta State News, August 28, 2013
"VSU Commemorates 50th Anniversary of I Have a Dream Speech"

Valdosta State News, August 22, 2013
"President McKinney appointed to Southern Georgia Regional Commission"

Valdosta State News, August 15, 2013
"University Launches IDEA Center to Create Enhanced Academic Community"

Valdosta State News, July 1, 2013
"Valdosta State Continues to Create a More Highly Educated Workforce"

Valdosta State News, May 29, 2013
"Valdosta State University Signs Pathways Program Agreements with Albany Technical College"

Valdosta State News, May 7, 2013
"VSU Announces New Center for Excellence in STEM Education"

Valdosta State News, April 15, 2013
"VSU Students Committed to Community Engagement"

Valdosta Daily Times, April 6, 2013
"McKinney installed as VSU’s ninth president"

Valdosta State News, April 1, 2013
"VSU Announces Jennett Scholars Program"

ValdostaCEO, March 1, 2013
"VSU President McKinney Appointed to State and National Boards"

ValdostaCEO, March 1, 2013
"VSU President William McKinney on Getting to Know the Valdosta Community" (VIDEO)

Valdosta State News, Feburary 28, 2013
"President McKinney appointed to State and National Boards"

ValdostaCEO, Feb. 4, 2013 
"Valdosta State and Wiregrass Partner to Produce More College Graduates"

Valdosta Daily Times, Feb. 4, 2013
"VSU and Wiregrass Sign Articulation Agreement"



Valdosta State News, November 8, 2012
"Valdosta State University Recognized Nationally for Adult Learning Success"

Valdosta State News, November 6, 2012
"VSU Celebrates Restoration of Ashley Hall" 

Valdosta State News, October 3, 2012
"President McKinney named to Georgia Council on Economic Education"

Valdosta State News, September 10, 2012
"VSU Announces Plan to Help More Students Earn a Degree"

Valdosta Daily Times, Dec. 20, 2012
"Blazing Trails: VSU Commits to Adult Education"

Valdosta Daily Times, Oct. 5, 2012
"Work Officially Starts on VSU's Health Sciences Building"

ValdostaCEO, Oct. 3, 2012
"Valdosta State Strives to be Agent of Change"

Valdosta Daily Times, Aug. 7, 2012 
"How VSU’s New President Plans to Adapt for Change"

WALB-NBC News, Aug. 6, 2012
"VSU's New President Gives First Address to the Community"

Valdosta Daily Times, July 18, 2012
"Valdosta State's Newest President Gets Personal"

WCTV-CBS News, July 16, 2012
"Meet and Greet with VSU's New President"

Valdosta Daily Times, July 11, 2012 
"Welcome VSU President McKinney"

Valdosta Daily Times
"VSU Unveils $5.5 Million Addition"

Georgia Trend: Political News, June 2012

MBA Online, May 9, 2012 
" McKinney Named President of Valdosta State University"

VSU Spectator, April 19, 2012 
"Q&A with Future VSU President Bill McKinney"

Valdosta Daily Times, April 14, 2012 
"New VSU President Named"

"New President Named for Valdosta State University"

Moultrie Observer, April 13, 2012 
"Regents Choose McKinney to Lead Valdosta State"

WTXL-ABC News, April 1, 2012 
"Recommendation Received for Valdosta State University"

Valdosta Daily Times, March 31, 2012 
"Finalist for VSU President Chosen"

Fort, March 31, 2012
"College Warms to IPFW Official: Georgia Panel Favors Him for Valdosta Post"

Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 30, 2012
"Finalist from Indiana Recommended to be new Valdosta State University President"

Valdosta Daily Times, March 30, 2012 
"Recommendation Received for Valdosta State University President"