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 Perspective

This week, the Middle Georgia State University Advisory Council will meet for the first time. As we forge ahead with today’s endeavors, it is worth looking back at the Forgotten Generation that President Woodrow Wilson sent into harm’s way 100 years ago. Learn more here.


President’s Blog: On Courage

Middle Georgia State represents above all a promise to our students to find their greatness, whatever their identity and origin. We can be proud that women in record numbers are responding to that promise, and thus changing our communities through their leadership forever. Read more about how our institute is celebrating Women’s History Month.


President’s Blog: On Engagement

We have a great story to tell. Your experiences, the scholarly works you generate, the contributions you make to economic development, each of those becomes part of our story. Read more about how these engagements impact our MGA community.


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


President’s Blog – On Mentoring: A Call for Shared Learning

In case you missed it, yesterday’s Sunday paper included my thoughts on mentoring. As I shared with Telegraph readers, January is National Mentoring Month. Most of us can recall a time in our lives when someone — a teacher, a pastor, a coach, a friend — became a guide for a moment and a mentor Continue reading


President’s Blog: On Athletics

Knights Athletics are a year-round point of pride for Georgia’s newest university. Whatever sport you enjoy watching, I encourage you to come out to a game this year—not just to support our athletes, but to share in a common source of pride with our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and surrounding communities.