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October 26 - 28, 2017

10th President of Valdosta State University

The Presidential Investiture of Dr. Richard A. Carvajal

Welcome to the Investiture

The Investiture is a celebratory tradition that officially marks the start of a new presidency. Today, Investitures take place during a new president’s first year in office to welcome a new era and celebrate as a community. Join us as we celebrate the Investiture of Dr. Richard A. Carvajal.

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Meet Dr. Richard A. Carvajal

Dr. Richard A. Carvajal became the 10th president of Valdosta State University on January 1, 2017, having previously served as president of Bainbridge State College from 2011 to 2015, and interim president of Darton State College in 2015.

Learn more about Dr. Carvajal

About Valdosta State

Since its founding in 1906 and opening in 1913 as a Georgia State Woman’s College, Valdosta State has evolved into a thriving university of more than 11,300 students, offering a range of degree options.

Discover Valdosta State’s history


Celebrations will begin on Thursday, October 26, at 6 p.m.
So, make sure to mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss these events!
Day 1
26 Oct 2017

Community Celebration

Join us as we light up the night in celebration of the Installation of VSU’s 10th President! This event will feature live music, games, booths, t-shirt painting, food trucks, and the...
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Day 2
27 Oct 2017

Installation Ceremony

The Installation Ceremony will be held in Whitehead Auditorium to officially install Dr. Richard A. Carvajal as Valdosta State University’s 10th president.

Installation Reception

Enjoy drinks and hor d’oeuvres at the Installation reception on the Fine Arts Amphitheater lawn immediately following the Installation Ceremony. Those in attendance will receive the new Color VSU Coloring...
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Day 3
28 Oct 2017

Blazer Football Game

Come out and support your Blazers as they take on the Panthers from Florida Tech!

Location and Lodging

Valdosta State University
1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698