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State of the University 2014

Posted On October 15, 2014
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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
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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 »

State of the University 2013

State of the University Address Mark P. Becker, President, Georgia State University October 2, 2013

Thank you, Andrew, for that thoughtful introduction, and thank you for all you and your leadership team are doing to serve Georgia State University. We are fortunate to have dedicated students like you who are willing to invest their talents,… more »

2012 State of the University Address

Posted On October 3, 2012 by Mark P. Becker
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I am going to focus on three areas that should be of broad interest. They are: Progress the University has made over the past year, including updates on selected parts of our strategic plan and on related facilities projects now underway; the current economic environment and what it means for Georgia State’s budget; and an overview of what you can expect as we roll into our Centennial year in 2013.

2010 State of the University

Posted On April 22, 2010 by Mark P. Becker
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As we gathered about this time last year, for what is believed to be the first State of the University address in the history of Georgia State University, we recounted GSU through the years, from its founding in 1913 to its designation as a research institution in 1995, and beyond.

2009 Investiture Speech

Posted On October 20, 2009 by Mark P. Becker
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Thank you for being here on this historic day in the life of Georgia State University. First I’d like to thank Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin for joining us today. Your continued commitments to, and support of, Georgia State are made all the more evident by your presence here today.