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: Our Values in Bloom this Spring

As we welcomed hundreds of visitors to our Cochran, Macon and Eastman campuses on Saturday for the hugely successfully Open House, I noticed the banners behind the podium proudly showcasing our University’s four Core Values, including the first, “Stewardship”.

That was a major theme for us last week, especially during the Board of Regents meeting which confirmed the FY19 Budget for Middle Georgia State University, alongside the allocations for our sister institutions in the USG.


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


President’s Blog: On Transformation

My thanks to each of you—faculty or staff—for bringing 1082 students to graduation this week. You have found your greatness, as well as theirs, in this year. Read more about this week’s commencement ceremonies here.


President’s Blog: On Greatness

As the academic year draws to a close, please join me in congratulating more than 50 students and outstanding faculty who received awards at the 2017 Middle Georgia State University Honors Convocation, and join us in honoring our student leaders this Wednesday, April 12 at 6 pm at the Student Leadership Awards in Warner Robins. Continue reading