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  • Come and get one…Dr. Carvajal passes out doughnuts on the first day of classes, Spring 2016.
  • Need a morning sugar rush? Dr. Carvajal interrupts a class with doughnuts, Spring 2016.
  • Dr. Richard Carvajal passes out doughnut to students on the first day of classes, Spring. 2016.
  • Dr. Richard Carvajal passes out doughnuts to staff on the first day of classes, Spring 2016.
  • Dr. Richard Carvajal met Cordele Commissioners at Darton State College Cordele Center.
  • Dr. Richard Carvajal met with Cordele city leaders at Darton State College Cordele Center.
  • Dr. Richard Carvajal takes a seat in the Darton State College Dining Hall.
  • Dr. Richard Carvajal joined Darton State College in December 2015.

Photo of Dr. Richard CarvajalHappy New Year!

Let me begin by saying what an honor it is to serve as Interim President of Darton State College. I have had the opportunity to meet many of our students, faculty, staff and supporters in the short time I’ve been here, and I can already say your dedication and excitement is inspiring. This is clearly a special place.

This year is going to be filled with two important milestones for Darton State College. First, 2016 marks our 50th anniversary as an institution of higher education serving the needs of Albany and Southwest Georgia! Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community supporters have all invested so much to make Darton what it is today, and because they did, thousands of lives have been changed for the better. I thank all of you who have influenced the success of Darton!

Building on that outstanding 50-year tradition and in preparation for an even better next half century, Darton will undertake a historic consolidation with our University System of Georgia partner – Albany State University (ASU). The members of our Consolidation Implementation Committee have been selected, and they will be working hard this year to build a completely new and improved world-class university for our region. There is much that needs to be done to bring this consolidation to fruition, and everyone will have a chance to provide input as we build signature academic and student life programs that will make the new ASU great.

In the meantime, our amazing faculty and staff will continue to provide the same quality education and level of service that Darton has become known for, and the lives of the students who choose to enroll here will forever be changed for the better.

Once again, it is truly an honor to be your new president, and I look forward to getting to know you all throughout the year ahead.


Dr. Richard Carvajal
Interim President, Darton State College

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