Interim President of Albany State University
Marion Fedrick was appointed interim president of Albany State University on Feb. 1, 2018. She initially joined the university’s administration as interim executive vice president on Oct. 16, 2017.
Since Fedrick assumed a leadership role at Albany State University, the institution has undertaken several initiatives, including an assessment designed to improve the student experience and a comprehensive effort with faculty to reimagine the university’s academics.
Prior to her appointment at Albany State, Fedrick served as vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia (USG) overseeing administration of all systemwide human resources initiatives, employee benefits programs, and organizational and leadership development initiatives.
She has also served as assistant commissioner for the State of Georgia’s Office of State Personnel Administration, director of corporate human resources at AT&T, director of compensation and benefits planning at BellSouth, human resources division manager at Emory Healthcare, assistant director of human resources at Clark Atlanta University, and human resources manager at Athens-Clarke County Government.
As assistant commissioner for the State of Georgia’s Office of State Personnel Administration, Fedrick oversaw the human resources, compensation, and benefits functions for the State of Georgia. She played a key role in developing a strategy for the employee benefits program that resulted in a first-year savings of $3 million. She also led the redesign of the employee benefit package statewide resulting in premium savings of over $20 million in year one and $5 million in year two.
Marion has served in various professional, community, and civic organizations including as trustee for the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia and Client Advisor for Fidelity, AON, and TIAA Cref. She also served on the board of Communities in Schools of Atlanta and is an active member of World at Work, the National Society for Human Resources Management, and the International Foundation of Benefit Professionals. Fedrick is also a volunteer for Boys and Girls Club and Girl Inc., in addition to being an alumna of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Athens, and the United Way VIP Program.
Fedrick received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a certified senior human resources professional. She and her husband, Horace, have one daughter, Sarah, who is in middle school.