Georgia Southern President Hebert talks about direction of the university

Georgia Southern President Hebert gives State of the University Address

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University's president spent his first 100 days getting acquainted. Now, he's talking about the direction of the school.

Dr. Jaimie Hebert arrived in July and says he started meeting with students, staff and faculty to hear what they thought of the university and campus. He says most were overwhelmingly positive.

He says some of his early priorities are sharing the university's profile across the state and Southeast. He also wants to add more degree programs to appeal to more students and be more inclusive. He says the school's commitment to the state and region cannot change.

"People will not compromise when it comes to the tradition and culture of Georgia Southern University. So whatever direction we take, we won't be a different university. We'll just be a better Georgia Southern," said Dr. Hebert.

He also talked about increasing the university's presence in Savannah and Atlanta.

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