Earl G. Yarbrough
|Earl Glenn Yarbrough Sr.|
|Former President Savannah State University|
|Term||May 30, 2007 –May 8, 2011|
|Predecessor||Carlton E. Brown|
|Born||1946 (age 67–68) 
|Alma mater||Wichita State University
California State University at Los Angeles
Iowa State University
Earl Yarbrough, Jr.
|Website||Official Biography at savstate.edu|
A native of Wichita, Kansas, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial education from Wichita State University in 1969. He earned a Master of Arts degree in industrial studies from California State University, Los Angeles in 1974, and a doctorate in industrial education from Iowa State University in 1976.
Yarbrough’s first academic position was at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1976. In 1984, he moved to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as Chair of the Industrial Technology Program. In 1986 he was appointed founding dean of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University School of Technology, a post he held until 1998 when he moved to Virginia State University.
Virginia State University
Yarbrough served as a full professor of Industrial Education and Technology and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Virginia State University before being named provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs from 1998 until 2003.
President-elect of Knoxville College
On December 1, 2006, Yarbrough was named president-elect of Knoxville College, however the institution was unable to pay his salary and that of his staff, so the board terminated his contract so he could assume the presidency at Savannah State.
President of Savannah State University
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On May 30, 2007, Yarbrough became the President of Savannah State University. On April 19, 2011, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia voted not renew Yarbrough’s annual contract as president of the university.
Awards and honors
Yarbrough has received numerous awards and honors including:
- Dr. Alvin Rudisill Exemplary Service Award (1995) - Presented by the National Association of Industrial Technology
- Kellogg Leadership Fellow in the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education National Leadership Institute (2003) - One of 13 faculty members selected from historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities in the United States.
- Region 3 Outstanding Industrial Technology Professor Award (2004) - Presented by the University Division of the National Association of Industrial Technology
- Member of the Telfair Museum of Art board of trustees - appointed in December 2007.
- Yarbrough, E. "A Contemporary Role for Industrial Arts", Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, n.d. 1977.
- Yarbrough, E. G. (1976). An analysis of white students' evaluations of black instructors in predominantly white colleges and universities. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Iowa State University, 1976.
Yarbrough is married (wife Patricia) and the father of four children.
- Few, Jenel (2011-04-21). "UGA Associate Provost Cheryl Davenport named interim SSU president". SavannahNow.com. The Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- "Earl G.Yarbrough Sr., Ph.D President Savannah State University". Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- "President's Biography". SavanahState.edu. Savannah State University. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- "Recommendations Made for Savannah State Presidency". Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- "PC(USA)-related Knoxville College names new president". Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- "Earl Yarbrough Named President of Savannah State University". Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- Jones, Walter (2011-04-20). "Earl Yarbrough loses Savannah State University presidency". SavannahNow.com. The Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
- "National Association of Industrial Technology Executive Board Meeting". Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- "NAFEO names first class of leadership fellows - noteworthy news - National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education - faculty chosen from historically and predominantly black colleges and universities - list of the 13 NAFEO fellows". Black Issues in Higher Education. 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- "University Division Awards". Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- "SSU president named to Telfair board". Savannah Morning News. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- Biography of Dr. Yarbrough on the Savannah State University website
Carlton E. Brown
Savannah State University
2007 — 2011
Cheryl Davenport Dozier (Interim)