Kennedy Fine Arts Building

Office of the President

Savannah State University


Savannah State University, the first public historically black university in the State of Georgia, develops productive members of a global society through high quality instruction, scholarship, research, service and community involvement. The University fosters engaged learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the African American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.

Alignment to BOR Strategic Plan: Through strategic planning, the University has sought to fulfill the important mission to offer degrees that are appropriate to our HBCU mission and state university sector and that are aligned with our strategic goals to promote academic excellence and degree completion. This is driven, in large part, by the USG mission statement and aligns with the core characteristics of the USG State University’s and the USG Strategic Plan.


Savannah State University will become the institution of choice in our region, where students maximize their potential in a nurturing environment that embraces social and intellectual diversity. The university will create an efficient, student-centered culture, responsive to the needs of its stakeholders, supportive of ideals and ethical verities, and loyal to its rich legacy and heritage.