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.
As the new fiscal year gets under way, we engage in a summer tradition—preparing for the start of the academic year. On Friday, August 4, we will hold our fourth Convocation for faculty and staff, our third as a university.
The USG recently announced a Comprehensive Administrative Review. We look forward to sharing the amazing transformation that has made MGA a model of lean operations. Learn more here.
We have received approval from the SACS Commission on Colleges to begin admitting students into our first face-to-face graduate program, the Master of Science in Management (MSM) offered by our School of Business. Learn more about our continued expansion here.
Volume of enrollment is a critical economic fact that impacts us mightily. John F. Kennedy once described himself as “an idealist without illusions.” When it comes to projections for our enrollment and financial future, let us operate from that same place of realistic and optimistic striving. Read more here!
President Blake’s 2016 Strategic Planning update from September 9th, can now be viewed at your convenience. Attached is the live stream given by President Blake regarding the Fall update on Strategic Planning Priorities from the Cochran campus in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Faculty and Staff that were unable to watch the live stream are invited to view the address Continue reading
The President will give a short 15-20 minute address in Russell Hall Auditorium on our Cochran campus at 9:00 a.m. on Friday 9th September. Faculty and Staff are invited to attend in person or to listen to the address via video stream: www.mga.edu/live.
Dear Faculty and Staff, During a recent retreat, members of the cabinet identified five focal points of strategic importance for the 2016-2017 academic year . The focal points are: 1) Purposeful Enrollment Growth, 2) Financial Sustainability, 3) Knowledge Assets (intellectual resources found within database, software, people, documents or policies, 4) Valuing People, and 5) Student-Focused Continue reading
Don’t miss this important message to students, faculty, and staff from Vice President for Student Affairs Jennifer Brannon. Campus conversations on diversity and inclusion are underway this semester!
As the University System of Georgia considers our graduate program proposals, approval of which would result in university status, and MGA moves forward with drafting a Strategic Plan for 2015-18, Dr. Blake will meet with various campus groups to hear your feedback and suggestions as we continue down the exciting road toward becoming a University.