A NATIONAL MODEL FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Georgia State is the largest university in the state, with a combined community of more than 62,000 students, faculty and staff.
THE STRATEGIC PLAN
Blueprint to 2033
Georgia State’s strategic vision during the past decade profoundly transformed the university into one of the nation’s premier public research institutions, serving as a national model for excellence in student success, research, creativity and scholarship. The university’s new strategic plan, Blueprint to 2033: Our Place, Our Time, is its next roadmap to accelerate the institution towards ever greater innovation and leadership.
A National Leader
Georgia State is a national model for student success. We harness the power of data to help our students earn their degrees. We have had one of the most dramatic increases in graduation rates in the country and we have closed the achievement gap, affirming that students from all backgrounds can succeed at the same rate.
Discovery, Creativity & Scholarship
We pursue a dynamic vision built on the hard work, dedication and achievement of people who have propelled Georgia State to where it is today. Our research is broad and deep, addressing critical societal issues and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Through exciting interdisciplinary initiatives and programs, we continue to rise to national prominence, bringing in scholars from around the world to open new pathways of discovery and creativity.
A Leading Research University
Georgia State is one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities, solving global challenges in human health. Researchers at Georgia State use the university’s state-of-the art facilities and work across disciplines to address critical quality of life issues, such as cancer, obesity, inflammation, vaccines, child and adult literacy, and public health issues related to smoking, among others.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
On the Forefront
The university’s Strategic Plan sets forth a course of action that advances the university into the ranks of great public research universities. In one of the most diverse metropolitan regions of the United States, the institution must become a leader in leveraging every aspect of campus diversity among our constituent groups of faculty, students and staff.
In Case You Missed It: Journalist Suzanne Malveaux Interviews Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard for the Inaugural CSAD Read-a-Thon
In case you missed it: Journalist Suzanne Malveaux interviewed GSU Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard to help kick off the inaugural CSAD Global Read-a-Thon, sponsored by The Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora of the Georgia State University College of Arts & Sciences in February 2023.
In this clip, Dr. Parsons-Pollard discusses her favorite books, the importance of Black history in the telling of American history, and the importance of literature in our culture.
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Cirleen DeBlaere Appointed Director of Faculty Development
Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere has been selected as the Director of Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Affairs, effective July 10.
Dr. DeBlaere currently serves as a Senior Faculty Associate for Mentoring in the Graduate School as well as the Faculty Associate for Professional Development in the Office of Faculty Affairs. In these positions, she has been responsible for the oversight of mentoring programs, writing accountability groups, and workshops in support of faculty development and success.
Dr. DeBlaere was recently promoted to the rank of professor in the College of Education and Human Development and has served as Program Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program since 2018. She is a highly productive scholar with more than 90 peer-reviewed publications, two coauthored books, more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences, and multiple invited keynote addresses.
From the Provost: College of the Arts Leadership Announcement
Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard has appointed three faculty members to important leadership positions within the College of the Arts, including Chester Phillips as interim dean and Susan Richmond as interim associate dean of the college, and Michael White as permanent director for the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.
Dr. Phillips will serve as interim dean from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 during the American Council on Education fellowship of Dean Wade Weast. Dr. Richmond will also serve from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 as interim associate dean. Director White, who served from 2012 to 2018, became permanent director on May 1, 2023.
Read the Provost’s message here.
ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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Action Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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