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… more »
Building the Foundationof a Winning Tradition
Across our great nation students are heading back to campuses, and on many of our campuses there is excitement… more »
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… more »
Last summer I wrote in my blog about Big Goals and climbing Mt. Rainier as a bucket list accomplishment. Climbing Mt. Rainier was… more »
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House College Opportunity Summit on Jan. 16 to highlight… 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… 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.