VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State University officials are trying to rally support for the university.
Thursday, they held a pep rally to kick off their "Paint The Town Red" initiative.
Interim President, Dr. Cecil Staton, encouraged everyone in Valdosta to wear VSU apparel, put decals on their cars, and even paint the windows of their business red.
"Valdosta State University is committed to being the intellectual, cultural, and economic center of Valdosta and our region. We can't do that, however, without the complete support of this community," Dr. Staton emphasized.
Valdosta's mayor and Lowndes County's commission chairman also spoke at the pep rally about the importance of the community's support of the university.