Viewpoint: Dr. Leroy Bynum Jr.'s Departure

After 22 years, Albany, GA is losing a talented musician and leader to Albany, NY.

The College of St. Rose recently announced that Dr. Leroy Bynum, Jr. will be the new dean of that college's School of Arts and Humanities.

Although he has served primarily at Albany State University, Dr. Bynum has also served at ABAC, UGA, and in Leesburg, FL.

His promotion and showcasing of the Arts in our community has only been topped over the years by the sharing of his own vocal talent…namely, becoming a Christmas season favorite with his rendition of "O Holy Night" during the Peppermint Pops performances.

We are celebrating with him as he embarks on his new role but join so many others in realizing that he will truly be missed in our community!