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President Mark Becker announces goals for Georgia State during his State of the University address

President Mark Becker recaps on the university’s recent achievements and current plans for the future. Photo by: Justin Clay
President Mark Becker recaps on the university’s recent achievements and current plans for the future. Photo by: Justin Clay
President Mark Becker recaps on the university’s recent achievements and current plans for the future.
Photo by: Justin Clay

President Mark Becker announced during his State of the University address that Peter Lyons would be the first vice provost and dean of Perimeter College after Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) consolidates on Nov. 4.

He said Lyons, associate provost for institutional effectiveness and professor of social work in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, “is passionate about Perimeter’s mission” in a Nov. 4 Georgia State press release. He also said the search for the provost was “critically important.”

“We needed someone from Georgia State or GPC that had a working knowledge of both campuses,” Becker said. “To bring GPC into Perimeter College. Peter has that responsibility of making this a success.”

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During Becker’s State of the University address, he also gave a five year update on the university’s 10 year Strategic Plan, which includes the progress of several facilities and philanthropic efforts.

“We have every right to be proud of this recognition,” Becker said. “We should be even prouder, though, of the fact that we have earned it.”

Jennifer Lee, assistant director of the University Advisement Center at Georgia State, said she is excited to see the accomplishments of Georgia State, especially the progress of Turner Field.

“It was great to see all our past accomplishments. I look forward the growth coming down the pipeline, with our new buildings going up, and hopefully getting Turner Field under our hands,” she said.

Teara Mayfield, Student Government Association vice president, said she is also looking forward to the redevelopment of Turner Field.

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“I am so excited about the future of Georgia State,” she said. “Go Panthers!”

Becker also said 55 Park Place will be renovated and become the home of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

“The upper floors [of 55 Park Place] will be Robinson College, and the lower levels will be Andrew Young,” he said. “There will be two elevator banks, one for each school.”

Becker also detailed the progress of the upcoming dining and residence hall on Piedmont Avenue, the newly unveiled School of Law and the renovations to 25 Park Place.

He also mentioned the future Creative Media Industries Institute, which will occupy the building next to 25 Park Place and the International Center.  

“As you can see, we are creating an academic hub along Woodruff Park,” Becker said, “with work underway so that four of our colleges will be housed along Park Place between Edgewood and John Wesley Dobbs avenues.”  

Becker said Georgia State still has work to do in building the institution into a national leader.

“We have incredible momentum and are on a steep upward trajectory,” he said. “We will continue to live up to the reputation for innovation and leadership we have worked so hard to earn.”

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