President

From the President


The changes, ideas and innovations that have fueled Georgia State’s steep trajectory over the past several years have been the foundation of the university’s burgeoning national reputation. Colleges and universities across the country, political leaders and news media have recognized Georgia State’s achievements, leadership and creativity as we continue to solve the challenges of higher…

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I’m excited to share the latest details of our plans for the purchase and renovation of the Turner Field site, a project that will reshape Georgia State University and Atlanta. From the beginning I have said that this project is more like a marathon than a sprint, and now I am delighted to tell you…

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We’re off to another terrific start to the academic year at Georgia State University. This fall, we welcomed our largest, most academically qualified freshman class in the institution’s history, and we began our first full academic year with Perimeter College integrated into the university. On our Atlanta campus, more than 3,700 freshmen enrolled this fall, up from 3,350 in 2015. This year’s class was selected from a…

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In the last few months we have had another round of remarkable national attention related to our progress improving student success. We recently hosted U.S. Secretary of Education John King and Undersecretary Ted Mitchell, who toured our newly renovated advising center and met with students and advisers to learn more about what we do to…

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When Georgia State began its football program in 2010, ESPN the Magazine featured a cherubic baby wearing Georgia State eye black and declared “A Program is Born” on its cover. It’s been a little more than five years since we headlined the magazine’s college football kickoff issue. Georgia State is relatively new to the world of…

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From the President

Few colleges and universities in the country have come as far as fast as Georgia State. We should all take pride in the fact that our university is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier urban research universities and a national leader in guiding students from all walks of life to success.

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From the President


I remember well when I traveled to Toulouse, France, as a young assistant professor to speak at my first international conference. It was the first time I had traveled internationally on my own, and I can remember the nervous excitement I felt. Navigating my way through French customs and the Paris subway system, taking the…

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From the President


As Georgia State’s president, I have many opportunities to talk with students and learn about what drives them to succeed. Those talks are among the most rewarding and invigorating aspects of my job and remind me why I do what I do. This spring, I’ve had a unique opportunity to go beyond conversation with 10 of…

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