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GSW plaza named for former president Capitan

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Dr. William H. Capitan served from 1979 to 1995  (Source: GSW) Dr. William H. Capitan served from 1979 to 1995 (Source: GSW)
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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Southwestern State University and the GSW Foundation dedicated the plaza of the institution to its eighth president, Dr. William H. Capitan, who served from 1979 to 1995, Wednesday.

The Capitan Plaza includes a commemorative bronze plaque, benches, trees and flowers planted specifically for the area.

Under Capitan, GSW saw a growth in academic and external programing, new construction, and enrollment. New degrees under his leadership included the Bachelor of Fine Arts; the Bachelor of Science in computer information systems, computer science, and computer science technology and an expanded Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Enrollment in Fall 1995 reached its highest point since 1975 under his guidance. Capitan was also instrumental in establishing the GSW Foundation and the Rosalynn Carter Institute .

Formerly of Americus, Capitan and his wife currently reside in St. Simons Island, Ga.

 

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