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Georgia Southern convenes for 2016-17 with new leader
Hebert touts universitys research prestige, economic impact approaching $1 billion
New Georgia Southern University President Jaime Herbert points out student Mick Miller, who had asked him a poignant question during a radio interview, while addressing faculty and staff during the annual fall Convocation at the Performing Arts Center Wednesday.
Georgia Southern should trumpet its status as a Carnegie doctoral research university loudly and proudly, Dr. Jaimie Hebert said in welcoming faculty and staff for the 2016-17 academic year, his first as GS president. He also predicted that the university’s annual economic impact will soon hit $1 billion. The 825-seat Performing Arts Center filled to capacity so that dozens of people were left standing along the walls of the ground floor and balcony for Wednesday’s fall convocation.
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