Dr. Harris Travis

Dr. Harris Travis served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) from 1982 until 1998. Dr. Travis holds the Senior Pastorate of Zion Baptist Church, a historically African-American church established in 1866 by former slaves, Marietta, Georgia. An educator at heart, Dr. Travis supported the opening of a nursery and Pre-K school, Zion Baptist Academy, and expanded Zion Baptist Church to include a library and multiple spaces for learning. In 2000, Dr. Travis was inducted into the Martin Luther King J. Board of Preachers.

To learn more about Dr. Travis' personal history, advocacy, and thoughts on diversity, view his videos: 


On Faith and Growing Up


Been Around a Long Time


Called to be a Pastor


The History of Zion Baptist Church


Joining Southern Poly


On Faith and Community


You Don't Just Give Up

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