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FORT VALLEY, GA - Today Fort Valley State President Paul Jones accepted the resignation of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Joshua Murfree.fvsu joshua murfreeMurfree

"We are most appreciative of his accomplishments and loyalty to the institution and department during his tenure, and his upbeat personality and positive attitude will be missed," Jones said.

"Moving forward, we look to not only build upon the strong athletic success the teams have had in competition over the past few years, but also to placing major emphasis on compliance and fundraising,” he said. “It is vital to Fort Valley State’s infrastructure that our student athletes not only win on the field, in the classroom and in life after athletics, but also that we attract funding for scholarships that support our students in their academic degree pursuit(s).”

The university will name an acting athletics director within the next few days and will immediately begin a search for a permanent replacement as well.  Dr. Murfree will remain at the institution until the end of July to assist with the transition.

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