President McKinney and Dr. Dacia Charlesworth

VSU President William J. McKinney and his wife, Dr. Dacia Charlesworth, delivered cupcakes to VSU students on the first day of fall classes.

McKinney Addresses Community During Fall Convocation

President William J. McKinney addressed the Valdosta State University community during the 2012 Convocation on Aug. 6. Following the annual event, Dr. McKinney and his wife, Dr. Dacia Charlesworth, greeted faculty and staff during the annual luncheon held in Palms Dining Center. (photos)


President McKinney Officiates First Commencement Ceremony


President William J. McKinney presided over his first commencement ceremony as VSU’s ninth president. More than 630 graduates were eligible to receive a diploma during the summer commencement ceremony, which was held July 27-28, 2012 in the P.E. Complex. (photos)

Community Reception Honors President McKinney and Dr. Dacia Charlesworth

South Georgia Medical Center and the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception on July 24 to welcome President McKinney and his wife, Dr. Dacia Charlesworth, to the community. The evening reception, also paid tribute to Dr. Louis H. Levy, who served as interim president, and his wife Jerriann. (photos)

Community Reception

Atlanta Alumni Welcome President McKinney

Atlanta Alumni

VSU alumni and friends gathered at the trendy STK restaurant in Atlanta to meet President William J. McKinney on July 12. (photos)

McKinney Guest on Talk 92.1 FM

President William J. McKinney’s voice filled the airwaves July 10, as a guest on Talk 92.1 with local radio personality Scott James. McKinney was quizzed on his Blazer football knowledge and gave listeners a glimpse into his innovative leadership style and vision for the university. (listen live)

Radio Show