Office of the President

Georgia Southern University

Welcome to Georgia Southern University!

Shelley C. Nickel

Shelley C. Nickel

I am proud to serve Georgia Southern as its Interim President, especially during this pivotal time in our history. I look forward to working with our faculty, staff, students and community as our University expands its reach.

Georgia Southern is a place where student success is our highest priority. Our students not only receive excellent and rigorous academic instruction, but they also work alongside our expert faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories, where they participate in real-world research, solving problems, overcoming challenges and making discoveries.

In addition, our University works with regional businesses and industry to create co-ops and internships for our students. We want to train students for a workforce in need of advancing skills and knowledge, and in order to meet this need, our curriculum emphasizes experiential learning — firsthand experiences that go beyond theory into practice.

They’ll learn how to be a leader in their field, and enter the workplace ready to make meaningful contributions. As a result, many of our students transition from their internships into full-time employment and begin their careers.

Georgia Southern is poised to have a significant impact on southeast Georgia, with more locations, students and resources than any other time in our history.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Eagle Nation, and I hope you’ll join us in telling the University story as we work together to help students realize their potential and reach their goals.

Nickel Signature
Shelley C. Nickel
Interim President, Georgia Southern University

Office of the President • PO Box 8033 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5211