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Advancing Academic Excellence

Georgia Southern University is a dynamic institution of higher learning. We stand ready to serve our region, nation, and world through our public impact research mission. Georgia Southern offers our students a world of opportunities to excel and pursue their curiosity guided by world-class teacher-scholars who are creating significant research and scholarship.

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer at Georgia Southern, reporting to the president. Working closely with the President and an extensive group of campus colleagues, he guides strategic planning and policy development, promotes campus-wide academic initiatives, and defines budgetary and development priorities. The Provost also oversees the university’s ten colleges and the University Libraries.

Meet Provost Dr. Carl Reiber

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carl L. Reiber, Ph.D., is the chief academic officer at the university. He oversees the academic mission of the university, advancing faculty excellence and student success.

Priorities and Initiatives

Student Success

Advancing student success is our primary mission. Our faculty are not just world-renowned scholars, they are also excellent teachers. They are greatly invested in student success—they guide and mentor students throughout their academic pursuits and they prepare them for where they want to go in life and to craft their own story. We believe there is no greater benchmark for our success as a university than a graduate with a great career.

Public Impact Research

Georgia Southern is a public impact research university. Faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities improve lives and serve our communities—locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

News and Events

Georgia Southern art professor wins global COVID-19 monument design contest, unveiling in Chicago in 2025
Georgia Southern receives grant to support University String Camerata tour
Georgia Southern institute awarded funding to improve natural disaster emergency preparedness and response for students
Howard Keeley receives Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad