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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 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 more than 26,000 students, 3,000 faculty and staff on three campuses –  Statesboro,  Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia. In his short tenure, 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.

Before arriving at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Marrero was president of the University of West Georgia (2013-2019), where the institution achieved record enrollment, graduation rates, degrees conferred, fundraising and annual economic impact. The institution won the 2015 AASCU national award for innovation and excellence, the University System of Georgia selected UWG as Institution and President of the Year, and Marrero has been acknowledged by Georgia Trend as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians,” 2015-2018. Prior to his appointment at West Georgia, he held positions as vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida, Director of the School of Fine Arts and Chair of the Music Department at UWF, Associate Professor of Voice at Louisiana State University and Artistic Director of Pensacola Opera.

Dr. Marrero 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 25 years and they are blessed with a 10 year old 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