Inauguration of 13th President of Savannah State University


Dr. Cheryl Dozier receives proclamation from Michael Kaigler on behalf of Chatham County.
Dr. Cheryl Dozier receives proclamation from Michael Kaigler on behalf of Chatham County.

Cheryl D. Dozier, DSW, was installed as the 13th president of Savannah State University (SSU) Friday,

April 12, in Tiger Arena on the SSU campus. The investiture ceremony followed by the President’s Inaugural Gala started at 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. The Gala was the conclusion of a full slate of Inaugural Week activities.

Dr. Dozier was surrounded by many family members, friends and former colleagues.

The ceremony included greetings from state and local elected officials; representatives from the SSU student body, faculty and staff; and members of the SSU National Alumni Association and the SSU Foundation, Inc., among others. Dozier delivered her inaugural address, which outlined her goals and vision for the university’s future.


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