By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
AASU Hinesville center gets new director
Dr. Peter Mastopoulos - photo by Photo provided.

Fall enrollment deadline

The deadline to apply for fall enrollment at AASU’s Liberty Campus is Aug. 9. Mastopoulos said students can come by to discuss their options in person, or they can call 877-1905 or visit the center’s website,

Dr. Peter Mastopoulos has been named interim director of Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Liberty Center in Hinesville, succeeding Dr. Joe Weaver, who returned to teaching fulltime.
Mastopoulos previously served as assistant director of the Armstrong Center as well as an adjunct instructor in adult education since 2005.
As interim director, his responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the center, including student and faculty support, admissions, recruiting, administrative services and facility management.
Mastopoulos said he has definite goals lined up to help make the Liberty campus and the students it serves successful. “We want to make sure we’re meeting the educational needs of the community, that we’re accessible to the community,” he said. “We want to provide high quality, state university system education and we really want the place to grow.”
Mastopoulos said the administration at AASU is committed to providing the resources the Liberty Center needs to help reach these goals. He said plans are under way to conduct a needs assessment to see what additional degree programs can be offered in Hinesville to area students.
Currently students can receive a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or liberal studies. These programs were developed based on a previous needs assessment. The next needs assessment will take between six months and a year and depends on input from community partners such as employers and other constituents, as well as students.
In the long term, Mastopoulos said, “I really want to make this a high-quality educational opportunity for students in Hinesville and surrounding communities.”
Mastopoulos is an alumnus of AASU, with a bachelor’s degree in history, and he is a graduate of Leadership Savannah. He  earned his doctorate in education administration from Georgia Southern University and also has a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University.
He is a recipient of the Armstrong Volunteer Service to the Community Award. Mastopoulos has served as a mentor for the Gulfstream Student Leadership Program, a trainer for the American Red Cross and on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America’s Coastal Empire Council.

Sign up for our e-newsletters