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Ronald M. Zaccari Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-7

Scope and Contents

Ronald M Zacccari was the seventh president of Valdosta State University from 2002-2008. Under his leadership, Valdosta State University updated its 10-year Master Plan which proposed major changes in academic programs, enrollment increases, facility planning, partnerships, and increasing on-campus housing. During his tenure, VSU enrollment increased almost 14 percent – from 9,900 students in 2002 to 11,279 students in fall 2007. Additionally, the university received numerous state and national awards including five Best Practice Awards from the University System of Georgia; two Best Practice Awards from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE); and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Christa McAuliffe Award in 2004.


  • Acquired: 2005
  • 2002 - 2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


37.00 Boxes

14 binders

1 folders



Source of Acquisition

Office of the president, Ronald Zaccari

Method of Acquisition

accessions form 2005-14 for 7boxes

Appraisal Information

Documents and reports dated from 1976-2004, Mostly President Bailey materials held in the office.

Accruals and Additions

7-24-2008 Records transfer from President's office, recieved by Michael Holt-8 boxes and groundbreaking shovel from Hopper Hall ceremony from the Zaccari administration. 2003 Accessions record for 2003-40 for 3 boxes from Dr. Zaccari, with an inventory. Items donated from Zaccari 2021. Statue, Head of a Woman, donated 2021. Located on 2nd floor South, Odum Library.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-03: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)