President’s Blog: On Stress

Two weeks into the Fall semester, as students and faculty settle into new schedules and we begin to get a clear picture of our enrollment, it is worth focusing on the human element of higher education. The stress factor is palpable, or as all-too-common social media memes might put it, “the struggle is real.” Yet Continue reading


President’s Blog: On Hope

As thousands of students return to our five campuses today, we begin a new academic year. For some, this is the very first day of their college careers. For others, the final stretch towards graduation in December or May. For all of us, today holds promise


President’s Blog: On Planning

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Our planning intentions are now refined into precise actions that will result in where the institution needs to go. This third year of our plan is critical in terms of delivering on 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.


If you send enrollment-related communications to students, read this

This is just a quick reminder – if you send out enrollment-related mass messages of any type (phone calls, emails, letters, etc.) to students, please make sure to send a copy of your communication to the Enrollment Support Team (formerly the Call Center).  The Team will then be better positioned to assist students who call Continue reading


President’s Blog: On Collaboration

Our progress under Complete College Georgia—an initiative that seeks to remove artificial barriers to post-secondary student success—provides policymakers with a picture of how well we, as educators, are preparing Georgia’s workforce for industries that drive our economy. Increasingly we are overcoming our silos and working collaboratively across divisions, departments and campuses. Learn more about our Continue reading


President’s Blog: On Advocacy

In recent months, we have seen a rise in activism across the country. As we work with our colleagues in the USG to make a general case for public institutions and to raise our particular needs as the most affordable university in the state, we become active on your behalf. The state legislature is part Continue reading