Marion Ross Fedrick was appointed as the 10th president of Albany State University on August 14, 2018, by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Fedrick was appointed after serving as both the interim executive vice president and interim president for the university since October 2017. President Fedrick is an accomplished senior leader whose proven expertise spans over 30 years. Fedrick’s professional background includes higher education administration, strategic planning, crisis management and strategic partnership management in both the private and public sectors.
As president of Albany State University, Fedrick continues to apply her diverse experiences and commitment to excellence to drive initiatives that ignite excellence throughout and beyond the post-secondary environment. Under her leadership, the institution has undertaken several critical initiatives that include a redesign of the institution’s academic colleges, approval of the University System of Georgia’s first nexus degrees, and the design and implementation of the university’s integrated student success model to include the creation of the Albany State University Summer Success Institute.
The intersection of her vision, passion, and broad leadership capabilities have placed her in key leadership roles throughout her career. She has served as vice chancellor of human resources for the University System of Georgia, leading strategic initiatives relating to effective university administration, leadership development and all human resources planning efforts. She has also held administrative positions at Clark Atlanta University, Emory University Hospitals, State of Georgia’s Office of State Personnel Administration, AT&T, and the former BellSouth Corporation. She is a member of the 6th executive Ed.D. cohort in higher education management.