I’ve loved seeing each campus bring their unique flavor to Homecoming Week! From a costume contest at Newton to roller skating at Alpharetta to a drive-in movie at Clarkston, our personalities around Perimeter and college town downtown have been on full display! Students are the heart of any university, and this week has been a welcome reminder of why we do what we do.
With the observation of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, approaching this week, I wanted to take a moment to express my support for Georgia State’s Jewish community today and every day.
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