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… more »
When I think about the 44 young men who gathered a century ago in a classroom in the newly named Evening School of Commerce, I wonder what they would make of Georgia State University today.
Those first pioneers came to learn from Atlanta businessmen — accountants, bankers and lawyers — as they worked toward advancing their careers and making key connections in the city. Continue Reading
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.
This year I will deliver the State of the University address on October 3, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The entire Georgia State community is invited to this presentation that will include a report on our progress in implementing GSU’s strategic plan, and a brief overview of what you can expect during our Centennial Year in 2013.
This is one of my favorite times of year, as we kick off a new academic year and welcome new and returning students to campus. This semester holds special significance, as we gear up for the launch of our centennial celebration in 2013.
As the semester comes to a close, I invite the entire Georgia State community to join me in recognizing and honoring nearly 4,000 graduates who will celebrate the awarding of their respective degrees this Sunday, May 6, at the Bachelor, Masters and Specialist Commencement Ceremony.
This is the time of year when there are a number of important events around campus to celebrate excellence among our faculty, staff, students and other members of the GSU community.
The weather outside signals that the change of seasons is upon us, and here in Atlanta we know that this means a glorious springtime is on the horizon. It is only a matter of weeks until the azaleas are in bloom and the Georgia landscape is stunningly beautiful.
We are now approximately one year into the implementation of the Georgia State University Strategic Plan for the decade 2011-2021, and the first year has been both active and productive.
Welcome back to campus following what I hope was a restful holiday break filled with joy and anticipation for the New Year. The year 2012 promises to be an exciting one for Georgia State University.