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Georgia Southern University is proud to announce the investiture of our fourteenth President, Dr. Kyle Marrero 

Friday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse

About President Kyle Marrero

Dr. Kyle Marrero started as Georgia Southern University’s 14th president on April 1, 2019. Previously, he was president of the University of West Georgia, where he consistently worked to honor the past while forging a new West Georgia. Under his guidance since 2013, the university built a culture of high performance and data-informed decision-making by focusing on a new strategic plan (2014-2020) and assessment methodology aligned with UWG’s new strategic imperatives: Student Success, Academic Success, Partnership Success and Operational Success.

Prior to his appointment at West Georgia, Dr. Marrero served as vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida, overseeing the university’s integrated marketing communications efforts, fundraising, development and alumni relations’ activities. His background in the arts has taken him to 10 foreign countries as an artistic ambassador for the United States Embassies and 40 states as a singer and stage director. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He has been married to nationally acclaimed opera singer Dr. Jane Redding for 24 years and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Lily.

Investiture Events Schedule

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Speaker Series and Reception in Savannah

5 – 6 p.m. | Reception 
6 – 7:30 p.m. | Values
Defining Georgia Southern’s Future Through the Lens of Community and Corporate Leaders

Fine Arts Auditorium
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah
Armstrong Campus
Georgia Southern University

Friday, October 25, 2019

Investiture Ceremony and Reception in Statesboro

10:30 a.m. | Ceremony 

Hanner Fieldhouse
590 Herty Drive, Statesboro
Statesboro Campus
Georgia Southern University

Reception immediately following the ceremony at the Williams Center. 

Homecoming Events Schedule – Statesboro

Friday, October 25, 2019

Parade and Celebration
4 p.m.

Sweetheart Circle
1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro
Statesboro Campus
Georgia Southern University

Alumni Association Band Party
and Food Truck Festival
6 – 11 p.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium Parking Lot
Statesboro, GA 30458
Statesboro Campus
Georgia Southern University

Saturday, October 26, 2019

True Blue 5k – 8 a.m.
Abbie’s Adventure Race – 7:30 a.m.

The Bruce and Kathryn Grube Recreation Activity Center (RAC)
2687 Bunny Akins Blvd, Statesboro
Statesboro Campus
Georgia Southern University

Football Game
GS vs. New Mexico State

Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Statesboro, GA 30458
Statesboro Campus
Georgia Southern University