President Blake’s Blog: Building Shared Culture Requires Listening, Learning & Leadership

As we continue our focus on the imperatives of our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, “Elevating Middle Georgia,” we turn our attention to Building Shared Culture. Our shared culture is one of learning. As we prioritize learning, we strengthen the core of who we are and what we offer this region. This past week I was struck Continue reading


President’s Blog: Back to School

Today is the first step on a journey for many of our students, reminding me of that Chinese proverb that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I hope this day’s step for our students is a happy and joyful one too, and I congratulate you on being there with them as they take this first step or continue back on the pathway of learning


President’s Blog: On the Summer Season

It is possible to do good work—great work—and to be fulfilled and inspired. It is possible to integrate our times of laughter, relaxation and innovation with what we do to help others.


President’s Blog: Continued Focus on Growth

Since I published my last blog, three important enrollment initiatives have occurred. Last weekend many of us met on our Cochran, Eastman, and Macon campuses to welcome hundreds of students and their guests to our first ever fully-fledged Open Houses. I thank the many staff and faculty who did an amazing job, with many of our Facilities staff even coming in at 5 am that morning. For several weeks many of us prepared for this occasion, and it was clearly a great success.


President’s Blog: Spring Break – Engaging Learning Beyond the Classroom

The picture of Spring Break perpetuated by pop culture is one of partying on the beach. Yet, what we are increasingly witnessing at Middle Georgia State University each year is something quite different. While many of us take a deserved moment to recharge and relax—on or off the beach—during the break from classes, many of our students and faculty also take the opportunity to engage beyond the classroom.
This year, our students and faculty interacted with communities and colleagues both at home and abroad. Residence Life once again offered Alternative Spring Break, this year taking a group of students to Texas, where they volunteered with the largest food bank in the nation, the Houston Food Bank.


President’s Blog: On Graduation

From the President’s Stand for Greatness blog: This Thursday, more than 500 students will graduate from Middle Georgia State University. Their commencement caps the end of our Fall semester, as we prepare to enjoy some rest and recreation with loved ones this holiday season. Of the 516 candidates for graduation, 37 will receive master’s degrees, Continue reading