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In the History of Valdosta State University's

Business Operations, 1906 to 2006

by Michael M. Black

Michael M. Black has completed A Mosaic of People and Events in the History of Valdosta State University's Business Operations, 1906 to 2006.  This reference work is a brief account of the business operations of Valdosta State University, emphasizing past and present employees in the Division of Finance and Administration. He began this project in September, 2004 and concluded it in July, 2006; its publication coincides with the beginning of VSU's Centennial celebration.  With over 270 pages and 300 pictures, the first section, organized according to the division's current administrative structure, concentrates on staff and departmental history.  The second section contains many employees' recollections about their experiences, their departments, and their coworkers at Valdosta State.  These individuals not only have contributed technical and professional expertise, they have given of themselves in ways which have enriched and left lasting impressions on their fellow employees, students, and faculty. 

It is available for purchase at www.lulu.com/mmblack or can be found at the Valdosta State University Library, Lowndes County Historical Society Library, or South Georgia Regional Library.

Michael M. Black, a native of Valdosta, Georgia, attended Valdosta State University where he earned a BBA in Finance, a Master's Degree in Higher Education Leadership, and a second Master's Degree in Instructional Technology; he completed his doctoral degree at the Florida State University majoring in Higher Education Administration.  His academic interests include: higher education finance, higher education history, multiculturalism, and auxiliary services.  His career goal is to continue working and learning in the field of higher education finance and to apply the knowledge he has obtained in the FSU Higher Education program to his future work as a higher education administrator.  He has traveled throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Belize, and has done extensive genealogical research. 

updated June 22, 2016