A new strategic planning process is taking place at Georgia State, and there are new initiatves currently underway to enhance the future of the university. Learn more about President Blake's immediate initiatives.
This is such an exciting time for many of our students who are getting a global – and invaluable – perspective of the world by studying abroad. To that end, I was delighted to learn that Georgia State sends more African American students to study abroad than any public university in the nation, according to data provided by Open Doors.
I am excited to announce a new position that will concentrate on the intersection between human resources, financial management and facilities with a focus on multiyear strategic resource management. This new role will oversee these existing three areas in addition to a new unit that will focus on future financial planning and operations. Longtime higher education and health care financial administrator L. Jared Abramson will join Georgia State as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
As we begin a new strategic planning process at Georgia State, it’s a time to explore and discuss how the university can become an even stronger institution. As a result of our previous plan, Georgia State has made significant strides in many areas including supporting students and increasing graduation rates for all undergraduates, raising the level of research funding, and establishing new structures and programs that have launched academic excellence and culture. But we have not reached our full potential! Under the leadership of President M. Brian Blake, and with the talent and commitment of faculty and staff, we will draft a new plan using an inclusive and engaged process. As a premier urban research university, we have a crucial purpose within our state and beyond. With thoughts and voices from everyone in our university community, we will draft a strategic plan that provides a foundation for us to move Georgia State into the next decade of excellence.
-Dr. Nancy Kropf,
Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives