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GSU President Kyle Marrero to speak at Inaugural 2021 Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum
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Kyle Marrero, Georgia Southern University’s 14th president.

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Morris Multimedia is proud to announce Georgia Southern University President Kyle Marrero will be one of the speakers at the inaugural Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum coming to Savannah, Sept. 12 – Sept. 14, 2021, at the Kehoe Iron Works at Trustees’ Garden.  

Dr. Marrero became Georgia Southern University’s 14th president in 2019. As president, he leads the Eagle Nation, a Carnegie R2 institution with a special emphasis on public impact and collaboration that engages 27,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff on three Georgia campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville.

In his tenure, Georgia Southern has established a culture of high performance and evidence-based leadership, data-informed decision-making, communication transparency, and an unwavering focus on a new Strategic Plan and assessment methodology aligned with five main pillars: student success; teaching and research; inclusive excellence, operational efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability; and community engagement. While successfully navigating through a global pandemic last year, the university achieved several records, including a record freshman class in Fall 2020 and 3.4% overall headcount growth; record 4-year and 6-year graduation rates; record freshman to sophomore retention; record fundraising; and record faculty research awards.

Other speakers for the forum announced to date include world-class presenters Steadman Graham, Horst Schulze, Erica Dhawan, and Michael Thurmond.  In addition to these renowned presenters, participants can expect to learn thought-provoking content from statewide CEOs, business futurists, and regional community leaders, as well as have the opportunity to connect with the more than 400 participants expected to attend. 

Sponsoring this inaugural event with Morris Multimedia are Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. The Forum fee is $395/person. Limited scholarships are available for community leaders who may need financial assistance to attend the Forum.


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