New member appointed to Tuskegee University Board of Trustees
TUSKEGEE, Alabama (October 29, 2011) — Former Georgia state senator Floyd Griffin has been named to the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees. Griffin is the president and CEO of Slater’s Funeral Home Inc. in Milledgeville, Ga. In 1994, he was elected as senator for Georgia’s 25th District. During his two terms of service, Griffin was chair of the Interstate Cooperation Committee and served on the Defense and Veteran’s Affairs, Health and Human Services, Higher Education, Local and State Government Operations and the powerful Rules committees. In 2000, he became the first black mayor of Milledgeville and served until 2006.
Griffin has served as a member of the board of trustees or board of directors of several organizations, including the Georgia College and State University Foundation, Georgia Military College, National Conference of Black Mayors, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va. He also served as president of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors.
Griffin is also a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot, instructor pilot, aviation platoon leader and commander of a construction engineering company. After his combat service, he commanded an engineer battalion under Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, was later promoted to the rank of colonel and then served on the Army staff at the Pentagon.
Griffin was an educator at Wake Forest University, where he served as an assistant professor of military science. He was the director of the ROTC program at Winston-Salem State University, and also worked as a part-time instructor at the Georgia College and State University School of Business.
Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Tuskegee University and a master’s degree in contract and procurement management from Florida Institute of Technology. He also has an associate’s degree in funeral service from Gupton Jones College. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.