Swanier, who has two doctoral degrees from Auburn, currently out on Family and Medical leave says that in recent years that foreign-born faculty has been hired and promoted over American-born faculty. Swanier is the only African-American out of four professors in her department.

But in a story posted on diverseeducation.com, Swanier admits she has had personal and professional differences with her colleagues. They cite a FSVU source that says that in addition, Swanier’s department graduated less than five students each year.

“This is a strategic effort to get rid of me because of intimidation and jealousy,” Swanier said in an interview.

The students and alumni supporting her say that her rigorous coursework prepared them for graduate work.

(Photo: Fort Valley State University)

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