A message from the Provost

Georgia Southern is winning. From the student athletes to our academic success, we are built on a culture of producing the best and brightest in the region. The mission is to soar, and we are excelling.

The grand opening of Armstrong and Statesboro campuses' Patent Trademark Resource Centers was a big success, and community resources such as these help expand our knowledge and entrepreneurial outreach to the region around us. Congratulations to Libraries Dean Dr. Lisa Carmichael, her team and especially John Schlipp for their hard work to make this happen.

Collaboration between our university and our partners will only strengthen our region. The success of our partnerships with so many is why we are seeking the Carnegie Community Engaged Elective Classification, noted below. I look forward to submitting this application in the next cycle.

Partnerships will not only serve our faculty by potentially providing a better avenue for research and scholarship but also provide ample opportunities for our students. Looking at the infographic alongside this column, you'll see that we are on an upward trend. Our hard work is paying off, but it's not over yet.

Continue to be the examples of excellence in action.

Georgia Southern University seeks Carnegie Community Engaged Elective Classification

Georgia Southern University is seeking to achieve the Carnegie Community Engaged Elective Classification (CCE), which is an elective classification that reflects the university’s mission and commitment to community engagement.

The process involves a self-assessment of Georgia Southern’s policies, procedures, and involvement with community engagement.

Campus members will be involved in the process by supplying data and information for the application to their CCE committee representatives. Those representatives are: 

  • Delana Schartner (Co-Chair), Academic Affairs
  • Urkovia Andrews (Co-Chair), Student Affairs
  • Jodi Kennedy (Co-Chair), Student Affairs
  • Mary Kate Allen, Provost Office
  • Chris Camiscioli, University Communications and Marketing
  • Emily Dove, Financial Accounting
  • Angela Harn, Strategic Planning Committee
  • Gleen Hart, Athletics
  • Shaheim Johnson, Student Government Association
  • Kendria Lee, External Affairs
  • Cassie Morgan, Enrollment Management
  • Dr. Chris Olson, Institutional Research
  • Brenda Richardson, First and Second Year Experience
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Georgia Southern University Department of History selected as new editorial home of Agricultural History

The Georgia Southern University Department of History will be Agricultural History’s new editorial home beginning August 1, 2024. The international journal of record in the field, Agricultural History is published by Duke University Press and is the official organ of the Agricultural History Society (AHS). Founded in 1919, the AHS is the second-oldest professional history association in the United States. The journal began publication in 1927 and publishes articles that explore agriculture and rural life over time, in all geographies and among all people.

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