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Dr. Kyle Marrero

Dr. Kyle Marrero began his tenure as Georgia Southern University’s 14th president on April 1, 2019. As president, he leads the Eagle Nation, a Carnegie R2 institution, with nearly 26,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff on three campuses –  Statesboro,  Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia.

Under his direction, Georgia Southern has established a new culture of high performance and evidence-based leadership, data-informed decision-making, communication transparency, and an unwavering focus on a new Strategic Plan and assessment methodology aligned with five main pillars: student success; teaching and research; inclusive excellence; operational efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability; and community engagement.

This alignment has led to staggering successes in recent years with the university seeing record-breaking numbers in private fundraising, faculty research, freshmen enrollment, graduation rates and freshman-to-sophomore-year retention rates.

Dr. Marrero serves on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center Savannah and East Georgia Regional Medical Center, and was named in 2022 as one of Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians.”

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s and master’s in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University. His background in the arts has taken him to 10 countries as an artistic ambassador for the United States Embassies and 40 states as a singer, stage director, and artistic director. He has been married to nationally acclaimed opera singer Dr. Jane Redding for 28 years and they are blessed with a 13 year old daughter, Lily.

Last updated: 9/11/2023