Congratulations to #MGA President Dr. Christopher Blake, who today (5/6/19) was inducted into the Robins Air Force Base Honorary Commanders Program for 2019-2021.
Taylor Cravey of Dudley, Ga., a Middle Georgia State University senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary special education, has been chosen the President’s Scholar for the Class of 2019. Cravey was one of more than 50 MGA students recognized at the 2019 Honors Convocation for their academic achievements.
During the week of March 18th, the City of Cochran will be celebrating its sesquicentennial, 1869 – 2019! There are several events planned this week, including a brief welcome from President Christopher Blake on Friday, March 22nd from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. in Ebenezer Hall on the Cochran Campus. For information including a full listing of events and sponsors, visit the City of Cochran website or the event’s Facebook page.
The Southern States Athletic Conference has named Dr. Christopher Blake, president of Middle Georgia State University, as the new chair of the SSAC Board of Presidents.
Trenten Williams of Bonaire, a Middle Georgia State University (MGA) senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, has been chosen the President’s Scholar for the Class of 2018.
He was one of more than 30 MGA students recognized at the 2018 Honors Convocation for their academic achievements.
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.
During the course of the last two weeks, my experience of the “public square”—a metaphor I have used to describe the environment for a public university—was being at the State Capitol to meet with our representatives and senators about funding. Specifically, we are asking our elected officials to support our request for nearly $1M to begin the planning and design work in the upcoming fiscal year FY19 for renovations on our Cochran campus that are vital to enrollment growth. If we are successful, and the legislature and the Governor sign off on the University System of Georgia’s request, then we can look forward to the planning stage of our Cochran renovations beginning this summer.
As the momentum of a new calendar year builds, bringing with it several changes for Middle Georgia State University (MGA), the institution’s leadership is looking to the future.
On February 2, University President Dr. Christopher Blake issued a “white paper” entitled “20/20 Vision: Toward a Clear-Sighted View of Greatness” to assist in identifying the needs and priorities for a new strategic plan…
Last night, in an upset, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the 6-time Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots. As most of you know, I am a bigger fan of the football referred to on this side of the Atlantic as soccer, but I believe championship games like last night’s Super Bowl hold lessons for us all.
Even at a pace that makes the weeks fly by, we have remained focused on the goals we identified at the beginning of the academic year. One of the things we have deliberately engaged in is a Focus on Enrollment.