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Interim president bids farewell

 VSU will say goodbye to Dr. Louis Levy, interim president, as it will welcome a new president soon.
“I’ll miss it,” Dr. Levy said, referring to his position. “I’ll miss the people, but I’m very pleased with the new leadership.”

 Dr. Levy has been interim president since last July.

 He felt honored when he was asked to temporarily fill the presidential spot and said that many excellent things have happened this past year.

 He said that he wasn’t scared at all about coming back to VSU to take over a new position.

 “I knew the quality of the team here at VSU and the integrity of the faculty,” he said.

 He’s thankful for all of the feedback and constructive criticism that he has been getting from the faculty.

 Building relationships among the VSU community is important to him.

 “We’ve tried to be a great colleague to faculty and staff and a great friend to the students,” he said.

Levy believes that VSU has prevailed through the hard, financial times that have been occurring and said that there will be a good budget coming for VSU in FY 2013.

He said that some of the best moments here consist of him renewing friendships, meeting new people and creating opportunities.

Levy plans to spend more time with both his children and his grandchildren and travel more after he leaves VSU.

Levy has been V.P. of academic affairs and Provost, as well as, an instructor in sociology for VSU.

His final words to the faculty, staff and students: “I will continue to support programs in the arts, athletics and academics-the triple A’s-and active in the community,” Dr. Levy said. “I love this place.”

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