Larry Schall is stepping down next year after 15 years as president of Oglethorpe University. In “A note from Oglethorpe for friends,” Schall, Oglethorpe’s 16th president, said, “It is with deep conviction, yet with a catch in my throat, that I’ve informed our Board of Trustees that my time as President of Oglethorpe University will come to a close June 30, 2020.
Lawrence “Larry” Schall initially planned to be Oglethorpe University’s president for 10 years, but he had some unfinished tasks. On his to-do list is a program starting this fall that will lower Oglethorpe’s tuition to match the tuition of any flagship school in the nation for incoming students meeting academic qualifications.
Oglethorpe University President Lawrence Schall has announced he will step down from the post next year. He has been president of Oglethorpe since 2005 and is currently the longest-serving sitting college or university president in Georgia, according to a press release. Schall’s last day will be June 30, 2020.
BROOKHAVEN – Oglethorpe University President Lawrence M. Schall J.D., Ed.D. has announced that he will end his service, effective June 30, 2020. Schall has served as president of Oglethorpe University since 2005 and is currently the longest-serving sitting college or university president in Georgia.
Image via Wikipedia. Oglethorpe University President Lawrence Schall announced he will be stepping down next year. Schall has served as the university’s president since 2005 and is the longest-serving sitting college or university president in Georgia. “I have been privileged to serve this university and have put my heart and soul into leading it to a strong, secure place,” Schall said in a statement.
College commencement ceremonies are often remembered as much for the keynote speaker as much as the moment students receive their degrees. Here’s a breakdown of some of the people scheduled to give various commencement addresses next month at various Atlanta-area colleges and universities and at the University of Georgia, the state’s flagship school.
Bethel College: Ian Lightcap of the Center for Sustainable Energy at the University of Notre Dame. Boston College: Isabel Capeloa Gil, president of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. Buffalo State of the State University of New York: Jesse L. Martin, the actor.
As spring comes to an end, graduation ceremonies quickly approach and commencement speakers are tasked with inspiring graduates as they enter the workforce. This year, Georgia’s colleges and universities will host notable speakers from across the nation, including Daymond John, Sally Yates, John Lewis, Andrew Young and Deborah Roberts.
Closer Look: The 150 Year History of New Hope AME Church; 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study; Oglethorpe University’s Brad Firchow Talks Graduation & Future | 90.1 FM WABE
Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose gives an update on the newest measles cases in Georgia, and in other news, a rundown of Georgia politicians who have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for his 2020 presidential campaign.
- Metro Atlanta CEO: Schall Stepping Down as President of Oglethorpe University
- Under the Georgia Sun: Georgia’s longest serving sitting college president is stepping down next year
- Senior Haley Evans was included in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution feature about six area graduates: Georgia college graduates on to new adventures and challenges. In an accompanying video, Haley was asked to describe her Oglethorpe experience in three words. She chose transformative, exciting and home.
- WABE radio’s Rose Scott announced Atlanta metro area commencement speakers on her show Closer Look on 4/23/19 — including Oglethorpe’s speaker Donald E. Graham, former publisher of The Washington Post. (within first 3 minutes) 51:58 | Play story
- Curbed.com: “Three communities across Atlanta team with architects to envision new downtown hubs“