News

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.

2014 Archive

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2012 Archive

 

 

2014

Valdosta Daily Times, Dec. 14, 2014
Valdosta State Graduates Ready for the Next Step
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/valdosta-state-graduates-ready-for-the-next-chapter/article_5c7ebc92-833a-11e4-9bcf-93059dd52c59.html

Valdosta Daily Times, Dec. 5, 2014


VSU's Ignite! Campaign Showcases Valdosta State University to Prospective Students
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/education/ignite-campaign-showcases-valdosta-state-university-to-prospective-students/article_c7f4913a-7b0c-11e4-8748-5fd8416013fb.html

Valdosta Daily Times, Nov. 6, 2014

Guardin Bank Contributes to VSU's Capital Campaign
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/lifestyles/guardian-bank-contributes-to-vsu-s-capital-campaign/article_d0fea6c8-6467-11e4-99b0-4f3ab1a89547.html

ValdostaToday.com, Nov. 4, 2014
Guardian Bank Contributes to VSU's Capital Campaign
http://valdostatoday.com/2014/11/guardian-bank-contributes-to-vsus-capital-campaign/

Valdosta Daily Times, October 16, 2014

USG Board of Regents Convenes at VSU
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_43c7403e-54eb-11e4-84f5-d3766bd05ba2.html

WALB News, Oct. 14, 2014
Board of Regents Hold Meeting in Valdosta
http://www.walb.com/video?clipId=10689764&autostart=true


Georgia Trend, October 2014
"Engaged Innovation"
http://www.georgiatrend.com/October-2014/Engaged-Innovation/

Valdosta Daily Times, October 5, 2014
"Growing Downtown Business"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/business/article_da01121e-4b86-11e4-99a2-8fc8b89f1b34.html

Valdosta Daily Times, October 5, 2014
"VSU Assesses Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_9709dca2-49ec-11e4-8481-e751f7e6ad3c.html?mode=story

WCTV News, October 1, 2014
"VSU Announces Special Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Assault"
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/VSU-Announces-Special-Committee-On-The-Prevention-Of-Sexual-Assault-277814551.html

WALB News, October 1, 2014
"VSU Working to Combat Sexual Harassment on Campus"
http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=4675&DateTime=10%2F1%2F2014+6%3A11%3A21+PM&Term=Valdosta+State&PlayClip=TRUE

Valdosta Today, October 1, 2014
"VSU President addresses sexual assault awareness"
http://valdostatoday.com/2014/10/vsu-president-addresses-sexual-assault-awareness/

WXTL News, October 1, 2104
"VSU announces campus initiative to combat sexual assault"
http://www.wtxl.com/news/vsu-announces-campus-initiative-to-combat-sexual-assault/article_16c8739a-4989-11e4-ba13-0017a43b2370.html

Valdosta State News, October 3, 2014
"President McKinney Gives Update from Committee Examining Sexual Assault Prevention"
http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/10/president-mckinney-gives-update-from--committee-examining-sexual-assault-prevention.php

Valdosta Daily Times, October 2, 2014
"VSU Assesses Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_9709dca2-49ec-11e4-8481-e751f7e6ad3c.html?mode=story

WALB News, October 1, 2014
"VSU Working to Combat Sexual Harassment on Campus"
http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=4675&DateTime=10%2F1%2F2014+6%3A11%3A21+PM&Term=Valdosta+State&PlayClip=TRUE

WCTV News, October 1, 2014
"VSU Announces Special Committe on the Prevention of Sexual Assault"
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/VSU-Announces-Special-Committee-On-The-Prevention-Of-Sexual-Assault-277814551.html

Valdosta Today, October 1, 2014
"VSU President Addresses Sexual Assault Awareness"
http://valdostatoday.com/2014/10/vsu-president-addresses-sexual-assault-awareness/

Valdosta State News, September 23, 2014
"VSU Pathways Program Allows Students to Earn a College Degree"
http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/09/vsu-pathways-program-allows-students-to-earn-a-college-degree.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/09/vsu-and-ngtc-sign-pathways-program-agreement.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/08/board-of-regents-approves-vsus-new-mission-statement-.php

Valdosta Daily Times, August 12, 2014
"VSU convocation stresses university’s importance"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_dbbea106-21ca-11e4-8518-0019bb2963f4.html

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/08/new-student-convocation-helping-students-meet-their-full-potential.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/08/vsus-convocation-will-focus-on-student-success-and-engagement.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/07/valdosta-state-university-connects-alumni-in-washington,-d.c.,-area.php

Valdosta Daily Times, June 15, 2014
"VSU, chamber work together to provide internships"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_86587439-9000-504f-b451-f9a908a14f58.html

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/06/vsu-and-central-georgia-technical-college-sign-pathways-program-agreement.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/05/valdosta-state-university-receives-1.9-million-for-university-center-student-success-center.php

Valdosta State News, May 21, 2014
"VSU Selected for National Competency-Based Education Initiative"
http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/05/vsu-selected-for-national-competency-based-education-initiative.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/05/president-mckinney-presents-state-of-valdosta-state-address.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/05/valdosta-state-university-honors-the-converse-family.php

Valdosta Daily Times, May 3, 2014
"The state of VSU: McKinney shares accomplishments, goals"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_57403742-3354-5f2a-9872-ebdd5f549403.html

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/03/vsu-and-georgia-military-college-sign-articulation-agreement.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/03/alumni-chapter-of-atlanta-hosts-dinner-and-fundraiser-for-scholarship-fund.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/02/lanier-tech-and-vsu-sign-pathway-agreement-.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/01/thomaspierce-scholarship-honors-first-two-african-american-students.php

 

2013

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/09/vsu-named-to-list-of-2014-military-friendly-schools.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/08/vsu-celebrates-50th-anniversary-of-i-have-a-dream-speech-.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/08/mckinney-appointed-to-sgrc.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/08/university-launches-idea-center-to-create-enhanced-academic-community.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/07/valdosta-state-continues-to-create-a-more-highly-educated-workforce.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/05/valdosta-state-university-signs-pathways-program-agreements-with-albany-technical-college.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/05/vsu-announces-new-center-for-excellence-in-stem-education.php

Valdosta State News, April 15, 2013
"VSU Students Committed to Community Engagement"
http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/04/vsu-students-committed-to-community-engagement.php

Valdosta Daily Times, April 6, 2013
"McKinney installed as VSU’s ninth president"
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/article_56ccadc4-7a3d-5593-bb0e-c54a2e7362bc.html

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/04/vsu-announces-jennett-scholars-program.php

ValdostaCEO, March 1, 2013
"VSU President McKinney Appointed to State and National Boards"
http://valdostaceo.com/news/2013/03/vsu-president-mckinney-appointed-state-national-boards/?utm_source=Valdosta+CEO&utm_campaign=24f2aec525-aceo_holiday11_16_2012&utm_medium=email

ValdostaCEO, March 1, 2013
"VSU President William McKinney on Getting to Know the Valdosta Community" (VIDEO)
http://valdostaceo.com/video/2013/03/dr-mckinney-vsu/?utm_source=Valdosta+CEO&utm_campaign=b170b78a18-valdostaceo-daily_newsletter&utm_medium=email

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/02/president-mckinney-appointed-to-state-and-national-boards.php

ValdostaCEO, Feb. 4, 2013 
"Valdosta State and Wiregrass Partner to Produce More College Graduates"
http://valdostaceo.com/features/2013/02/valdosta-state-and-wiregrass-partner-produce-more-college-graduates/?utm_source=Valdosta+CEO&utm_campaign=bdbda1aebe-valdostaceo-daily_newsletter&utm_medium=email

Valdosta Daily Times, Feb. 4, 2013
"VSU and Wiregrass Sign Articulation Agreement"
http://valdostadailytimes.com/schoolnews/x1633472200/VSU-Wiregrass-Articulation-Agreement

 

2012

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2012/11/valdosta-state-university-recognized-nationally-for-adult-learning-success.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2012/11/vsu-celebrates-restoration-of-ashley-hall.php 

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2012/10/president-mckinney-named-to-georgia-council-on-economic-education.php

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

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2012/09/completecollege-091112.php

Valdosta Daily Times, Dec. 20, 2012
"Blazing Trails: VSU Commits to Adult Education"
http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x213153194/Blazing-Trails

Valdosta Daily Times, Oct. 5, 2012
"Work Officially Starts on VSU's Health Sciences Building"
http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x1939583853/Work-officially-starts-on-VSU-s-Health-Sciences-building

ValdostaCEO, Oct. 3, 2012
"Valdosta State Strives to be Agent of Change"
http://valdostaceo.com/features/2012/10/valdosta-state-university-strives-be-agent-change/?utm_source=Valdosta+CEO&utm_campaign=30b80b97c8-valdostaceo-daily_newsletter&utm_medium=email

Valdosta Daily Times, Aug. 7, 2012 
"How VSU’s New President Plans to Adapt for Change"
http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x328569131/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"
http://www.walb.com/story/19209579/vsus-new-president-gives-first-address-to-the-community

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

http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x941532702/Valdosta-State-s-newest-president-gets-personal

WCTV-CBS News, July 16, 2012
"Meet and Greet with VSU's New President"
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Meet__Greet_With_VSUs_New_President_162669396.html

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

http://valdostadailytimes.com/opinion/x1146337429/Welcome-VSU-President-McKinney

Valdosta Daily Times
"VSU Unveils $5.5 Million Addition"
http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x1501675813/VSU-unveils-5-5M-addition

Georgia Trend: Political News, June 2012
http://www.georgiatrend.com/June-2012/Political-Notes-June-2012/

MBA Online, May 9, 2012 
" McKinney Named President of Valdosta State University" 
http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/mckinney-named-president-of-valdosta-state-university/

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

http://www.vsuspectator.com/2012/04/19/qa-with-future-vsu-president-bill-mckinney/

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

http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x2108297796/New-VSU-president-named

WTXL-ABC News
"New President Named for Valdosta State University"

http://www.wtxl.com/content/topstories/story/New-president-named-for-Valdosta-State-University/hNUU0GkUik6EkNMHrLA9Ig.cspx

Moultrie Observer, April 13, 2012 
"Regents Choose McKinney to Lead Valdosta State" 
http://moultrieobserver.com/local/x1789088004/Regents-choose-McKinney-to-lead-Valdosta-State

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

http://www.wtxl.com/content/localnews/story/Recommendation-received-for-Valdosta-State/h5pxvwdVfEyqVNRZAEcsvw.cspx

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

http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x1437244677/Finalist-for-VSU-president-chosen

Fort Wayne.com, March 31, 2012
"College Warms to IPFW Official: Georgia Panel Favors Him for Valdosta Post"
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20120331/LOCAL04/303319976/1002/local

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

http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/03/30/finalist-from-indiana-named-for-new-valdosta-state-university-president/

Valdosta Daily Times, March 30, 2012 
"Recommendation Received for Valdosta State University President"
http://valdostadailytimes.com/todays-top-stories/x1940323894/Recommendation-received-for-Valdosta-State-University-presidency