| educator|| Wendell Rayburn|
| May 20, 1929 (age 86)
Detroit, Michigan (1929-05-20) |
Prince A. Jackson Jr.
William E. Gardner, Jr.
Wendell G. Rayburn Wikipedia
Wendell Gilbert Rayburn (born May 20, 1929- died December 27, 2016) served as president of Savannah State College from 1980 and until 1988.
Dr. Rayburn was the eighth president of Savannah State College.
His administration implemented the Desegregation Plan mandated by the Georgia Board of Regents and he led the institution through the first major building program since the 1970s. Buildings on the current campus completed during his term include the marine biology complex, the Jordan College of Business Administration, the president’s house (later named William E. Gardner Hall), and the Harris-McDew Health Services Center.
Dr. Rayburn resigned in 1988 to become president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.