SSU Interim President Selected One of ‘25 Females in Higher Education


Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier
Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier

Savannah State University Interim President Cheryl D. Dozier has been named one of the “25 Females in Higher Education Making a Difference” by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. Dozier will be featured in the magazine’s March/Women’s History Month issue. “We selected Dr. Dozier because she is one of the few female administrators who has successfully made the transition from campus diversity officer to the leadership helm of an institution,” said Frank Matthews, co-founder of Diverse. She is also one of only two female presidents of the 13 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) institutions. Dozier began her tenure at Savannah State in May 2011 and quickly instilled a culture of service, strength and unity across campus. In addition to serving as interim president, she is also principal investigator of a $4 million grant project at SSU funded by the National Institute of Health Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions and the co-principal investigator of the $4.9 million Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program in which SSU is a partner institution. Prior to taking the helm at Savannah State, Dozier served as associate provost and chief diversity officer for the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Georgia.


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