Seven Baccalaureate Academic Degree Programs at the newly created Georgia Gwinnett College were approved by the Board of Regents today during a regular board meeting. The selected programs provide insight into the direction of the new state college and include degrees in Science, Education, Business, and Technology fields.
Atlanta – The Board of Regents today unanimously adopted Georgia Gwinnett College as the new name for the university system’s 35th unit. The name was selected to honor Georgia’s history and Gwinnett County’s innovation in technology. Georgia Gwinnett College is the first new state college in Georgia since 1965.
In the past few weeks since I had the honor of being selected president of the new state college in Gwinnett County, I have had numerous conversations with people who asked about my vision for the future of the new college. Having grown up in Georgia, I have long been impressed with the University System of Georgia’s commitment to the development of the whole person, with explicit emphasis on teaching, scholarship, and a commitment to life-long learning. Clearly the education in all of Georgia’s publicly funded colleges and universities is designed to develop versatile, creative, and critical thinkers who can adapt to the intellectual, professional, and ethical challenges that will confront them throughout their lives. Developing creative, adaptive, intellectually agile students has never been more important than it is today. The challenges of living in a global community require men and women of character who can anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world. Education is a critical aspect of achieving that goal. I am confident that the new college in Gwinnett will play an integral role in educating talented men and women and inspiring them to careers as leaders in business, academe, and public service.