Experiencing Other Countries a Life-Changing Experience

Posted On December 1, 2014

Experiencing Other Countries a Life-Changing Experience

December 2014

Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport and 70 consulates and honorary consular officers. Georgia State’s student body includes nearly 1,600 students from 111 countries who have traveled to Atlanta expressly to further their educations. Enrolled at Georgia State are another 2,900 foreign-born students from more… more »

State of the University 2014

Posted On October 15, 2014
Categories Speeches

State of the University Address Mark P. Becker, President Georgia State University October 15, 2014

Thank you for joining us today for Georgia State’s annual State of the University address. This is an exciting time as Georgia State continues to make considerable progress across many important dimensions, and momentum continues to build and drive toward… more »

Georgia Perimeter College Spring 2014 Commencement Address

Posted On May 13, 2014
Categories Speeches

Thank you, Interim President Watts, for that kind introduction.

To the administration, faculty, staff, students, families and friends of the graduates: it is an honor to be with you on this special day in the life of Georgia Perimeter College. Commencement ceremonies are important, they more than symbolize the important transition from student to graduate.… more »

Practice As If Your Life Depends on It

February 2014

Last summer I wrote in my blog about Big Goals and climbing Mt. Rainier as a bucket list accomplishment. Climbing Mt. Rainier was an extremely gratifying experience, and it whetted my appetite for climbing more challenging mountains. However, as a novice in the dangerous world of mountain climbing I recognize I do not… more »

Participating in the White House Opportunity Summit

Posted On January 27, 2014

January 2014

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House College Opportunity Summit on Jan. 16 to highlight their commitment to promoting greater post-secondary access and success for students coming from low-income households. I was honored to be among more than 80 university presidents and educational leaders who… more »