The Importance of UGA Staff

June 07, 2016
by Jere W. Morehead, President

Excellence in teaching, research, and service would not be possible at the University of Georgia without dedicated staff members. Our outstanding staff help this great institution promote student learning, advance knowledge, foster economic development, and improve the quality of life in our state and beyond.

Last month, the Office of the President hosted the second annual Staff Appreciation Day to say ‘thank you’ to our more than 7,000 staff members. The event, held at the intramural fields on the Athens campus, offered staff members a chance to celebrate the end of another exceptional academic year together. I am grateful to the Staff Appreciation Committee for organizing this event, which is becoming a valued tradition at UGA. 

I would like to say once again how grateful I am to our staff members, who do so much to make the University of Georgia one of the best public research universities in America.