Oglethorpe University is launching the search for its seventeenth president, who will lead the institution following the fifteen-year tenure of Dr. Lawrence M. Schall. Board of Trustees Chair Timothy P. Tassopoulos ’81 has named a search committee comprised of trustees, faculty, staff, student, and alumni representatives. “Selecting a president is one of the most important […]
Below are new staff members who have joined the Oglethorpe community over the summer and as the fall semester kicks off. They represent departments from all over campus. Be sure to welcome the new Petrels when you see them.
A lot happened around Oglethorpe in between commencement and the start of the fall semester. While classes and labs were already in session at the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation during the spring, the building is now fully open, furnished, and full of activity. The project, which broke ground the day after […]
Oglethorpe continues to be recognized in national rankings—and once again, Forbes has named Oglethorpe to its “America’s Top Colleges” list. The annual ranking evaluates the direct benefits a college or university provides its students, favoring variables like alumni salary, graduation rate and student satisfaction over acceptance rate, endowment and freshmen SAT scores. Forbes includes only 15% […]
It was another successful move-in day for the Petrel Moving Company as the Class of 2023 is officially on campus and ready for the start of the fall semester.
‘Summer break’ was a bit of a misnomer for the Oglethorpe sciences, with professors busy over the past few months with research projects in biology, chemistry, and physics. They are also working to make undergraduate research part of the Oglethorpe culture, and ensure every student who wants to work with faculty has that opportunity. “This […]
Following an extensive national search, Oglethorpe University has named Peter D. Stobie as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business & Finance. Stobie brings more than 30 years of finance and operational experience in both higher education and the corporate environment. He will start his new position on September 16. “Pete is a vital […]
Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the new full-time faculty members for the 2019-2020 year, plus a number of notable academic position changes. New faculty for 2019-20 are: Mr. Ronald A. Burgess Lecturer, Film and Media Studies B.A., Communications, Bridgewater State University; M.A., Art – Media, Rhode Island College; […]
Each week, a different Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what 2018-2019 looked like through the eyes of our Petrels. Interested in running @oglethorpelife? Visit oglethorpe.edu/oglethorpelife to apply. Oglethorpe Life 2018-2019 Each week, an Oglethorpe University student takes over the @oglethorpelife Instagram account. Here’s what a year of campus life looks like.
Oglethorpe University was selected again as one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists Oglethorpe in its 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region—recommended schools that are “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” in a college search. Only 142 colleges in 12 Southeastern states made the list. […]