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 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 »
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.
As I stand here today I can say without reservation that the past year has been one of significant achievement for Georgia State University.
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.
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.