Since becoming president of Georgia State in 2021, I have had dozens of conversations with the City of Atlanta, corporate partners and public safety organizations to think through ways we can all work together to ensure the safety of our community.
I was incredibly thankful and excited for the opportunity to speak with student organization leaders at the recent Student Leader Brunch at Veterans Memorial Hall. While it’s fantastic to be a leader, being an actively engaged non-leading member of a student organization is just as essential.
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