Welcome from the Provost
Welcome to Georgia Southern University!
As the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Southern, I have the privilege of working with our excellent faculty to guide the curriculum and scholarship here at the University.
In every decision we make to that end, we value student success as the most important factor. At Georgia Southern, we believe there is no greater benchmark for our success as an institution than a graduate with a great career. For our students to reach that goal, they must have first-hand exposure through internships, co-ops and research.
By sending our students into regional businesses and industries, we integrate our community and our region into the student experience. Keeping close ties with these regional partners allows us to respond to their workforce needs while we give our students unparalleled training in the field.
In addition, we give students a wealth of undergraduate research opportunities, which connect scholarship with real-world solutions our community can understand. Undergraduates work alongside our faculty in research which has gained national and international recognition, raising our reputation for excellence and serious scholarship.
This scholarship includes the liberal arts, for which I am a devoted advocate. The liberal arts and humanities provide our graduates with valuable skills — creativity, imagination and communication skills that can’t be duplicated by even the most sophisticated machines.
Georgia Southern offers our students a world of opportunities to excel, to pursue their curiosity guided by world-class teacher-scholars who are creating significant research and scholarship.
It’s an honor to serve this dynamic University, and I hope you’ll explore all the opportunities we provide to help our students succeed.
Carl L. Reiber
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Last updated: 7/3/2018