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Dr. Neal Weaver began his tenure as president of SFA May 13, 2024. Previously, he was the president of Georgia Southwestern State University.

Before his role at GSW, Weaver served as the vice president for university advancement and innovation at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. In this capacity, he provided leadership in fundraising, enrollment management and athletics while generating new revenue and improving retention, operating efficiencies and customer service. Weaver's previous roles include vice president for institutional advancement at West Texas A&M University and vice president for university relations at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.

Weaver earned a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from The University of Oklahoma, a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University.


  • President
    Georgia Southwestern St. University
  • Vice President for University Advancement and Innovation
    Nicholls State University
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement
    West Texas A&M University
  • Executive Director WTAMU Foundation
    West Texas A&M University
  • Vice President for University Relations
    Northeastern State University


  • PhD - Organizational Leadership
    University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Business Administration
    Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Arts Speech/Communications
    Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Awards / Achievements

  • SACSCOC On-Site Evaluator
  • Americus Chamber of Commerce
  • Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors
  • Ignite College and Career Academy Board of Directors
  • AASCU New Presidents Academy
  • Executive Leadership Academy
  • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce - Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Canyon High School Booster Club Officer
  • Panhandle Regional Planning Commission - Labor Market Information
  • CASE District IV Board of Directors
  • CASE National Chairs Committee
  • Presenter - CASE Summer Institute for Advancement Services
  • Youth Leadership Oklahoma
  • Regional University System of Oklahoma
  • Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce