Local fraternity celebrates appointment of Georgia State’s first Black president

11Alive | Author: Thais Ackerman | Published: 10:25 PM EDT September 18, 2021

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity took to Twitter Saturday, sharing a picture of Brian Blake alongside Morris Brown College’s president during the festivities.

ATLANTA — A local fraternity is celebrating Georgia State University’s new president.

Brian Blake is the first Black president of the university in its history. Blake was officially appointed the 8th president of Georgia State University on Aug. 9. He succeeds Mark Becker, who was the school’s president for the last 12 years. 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosted a reception in his honor before Saturday’s football game against University of North Carolina. The fraternity previously congratulated Blake on Twitter when he was announced as a finalist to be the university’s president back in June

“Dr. M. Brian Blake has been named Georgia State University’s president by the University System Board of Regents! Bro. Blake (’90 ΔK) begins his tenure Aug. 9. Congrats!!!!,” the tweet said.