An Upward Trajectory
The 2016 President’s Annual report highlights UGA’s major achievements from the past fiscal year. The report is organized around four themes that demonstrate the upward trajectory of America’s first state-chartered university: Setting a New Standard of Excellence; Transforming the World around Us; Building Facilities for the Future; and, Committing to Our University.
A Year to Remember at UGA
In Fiscal Year 2015, the University of Georgia continued to enhance its world-class learning environment, expand its critical research enterprise, and promote prosperity across communities in Georgia and beyond. The University also achieved a historic year in fundraising. All in all—as the pages of this report illustrate—2015 was a year to remember at UGA.
Reaching New Heights
The 2014 Annual Report reveals how the University of Georgia is reaching new heights of excellence. In the year covered by this report, we strengthened the academic core, served Georgia and the world, and built great momentum in the early stages of a comprehensive campaign. Our many accomplishments are the product of exceptional students, faculty, and staff, combined with the generosity and support of loyal alumni and friends.
We are UGA
The 2012-2013 Annual Report outlines the objectives of “Building on Excellence,” the strategic plan for UGA through the year 2020. That plan identifies a number of academic areas that are crucial to the continued success of the University, and while UGA receives generous state funding to support these initiatives, private financial support also will be crucial to the success of the plan.
Honoring the Past; Looking to the Future
The University of Georgia celebrated the 225th anniversary of its founding with a two-day symposium April 22-23, 2000. Themed "Honoring the Past; Looking to the Future," the symposium features experts leading lectures and discussions on the University's history and the future of higher education. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
UGA launched “Celebrating Courage,” its 50-day commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation, in January, 2011 with a visit to the campus by Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Mary Frances Early (MEd ’62). Though a record snowstorm blanketed the area, closing the University for three days and forcing some events to be canceled, an opening reception for Hunter-Gault and the family of Hamilton Holmes, the first black students admitted to UGA, and Early, the first black student to earn a UGA degree, went on. Hunter-Gault also delivered a keynote speech in the Chapel as planned. Over the next two months, UGA would sponsor an array of events connected to desegregation. Among them: panel discussions and guest lecturers. “Through their eyes,” an art exhibit at the Tate Student Center, highlighted the diverse experiences of UGA students.