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Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr. will provide the keynote address during Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel.

Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr.Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr. is president of Silver and Associates in Atlanta, GA. Silver and Associates assists colleges and universities in solving complex problems, accreditation issues, and developing sound strategic planning. Dr. Silver was an advisor to the firm for many years before assuming the position of president.

Prior to joining Silver and Associates, Dr. Silver served as president of Alabama State University. He also previously served as vice president of the Commission on Colleges for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clark Atlanta University, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah State University, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Georgia, and instructor and assistant/associate professor at Kennesaw State University. Over his career, Silver has developed a reputation as a transformational and innovative leader with great vision and principled ethics. He has sound strategic planning skills and is championed as a strong academic thinker who is well positioned throughout the academy and in the community. His work is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally. In March of 2012, Silver received a leadership award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) and, subsequently, the award has been named the “Joseph H. Silver Leadership and Mentoring Award” in his honor.

Silver earned the B.A. degree in political science (summa cum laude) from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) in Atlanta, GA. After receiving his doctorate, Silver was selected to participate in summer programs at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, Stanford University, The Freedom Foundation, the American Judicature Society, and the ACE Leadership Program. He is a native of North Carolina.

Jarvis’ annual Honors Convocation recognizes exemplary student academic achievement. Students who have excelled in their classes, as demonstrated by their grade point averages (GPA), are honored and applauded for their scholarship by faculty and fellow students. Additional recognition is given to outstanding students who have received academic awards and honors during the year, such as induction into an honor society related to their discipline of study. The public is welcome to attend the Honors Convocation.