Office of the President
Georgia Southern University

Message from the President – June 1, 2020

Dear Eagle Nation:

I want to acknowledge the anger, hurt, and fear that many members of our community are feeling in the face of the tragic events of the past months, and most recently, the killing of George Floyd. My heart is heavy with this somber reminder of the senseless death and violence that impact so many members of our Georgia Southern family.

While we can continue to make statements that condemn such actions, we must take measures to stand up for our shared values, and for one another. As one Eagle Nation, we must remain united in our resolve to address injustices and hatred in our community. We must continue to learn, grow, and lead in an increasingly diverse and global society, working together as agents for meaningful change in our communities.

I am proud of the steps we have made in the last year, but it is not enough. We must continue our efforts to promote a safe and welcoming environment at Georgia Southern where each and every voice is heard, where individuals feel valued and respected, and where we all strive to achieve Inclusive Excellence, together.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kyle Marrero
President

Last updated: 6/1/2020

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