The Honors Program on the VSU campus began in 1973 under the leadership of President S. Walter Martin.
The Honors College accepted its first student in the Fall of 2011.
The Honors Program coordinators and directors have been:
- Dr. James (Jim) G. Connell, Jr., 1973-1976. Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages.
- No director or coordinator, 1977-1981.
- Dr. James (Jim) F. Hill, 1982-1990. Professor of Philosophy.
- Dr. Thomas (Tom) E. Dasher, 1990-1991. Professor of English and Head of Department.
- Dr. Byron K. Brown, Fall 1991-Spring 1993. Professor of English.
- Dr. Brian U. Adler, 1994-2004. Professor of English.
- Dr. Byron Brown, Acting Director, Fall 2004-Summer 2006. Professor of English.
- Dr. Ofelia R. Nikolova, Fall 2006-present, Professor of French
The Honors Program office was located in West Hall room 101 until summer 1997. In 1997, the Honors Program moved to #2 Brookwood Circle.. In January 2007 the Honors program then moved to its current home: the VSU Honors House located at 222 Georgia Ave, #12 on the interactive campus map.