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Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual history tour includes Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured in Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites. Started in 2003 after the rescue of the Fox Theatre changed Atlanta’s perspective on preservation, Phoenix Flies brings organizations and community members together to show the value of Atlanta’s historic built environment. For its 21st […]

McClymond joins WABE’s university presidents roundtable discussion of current issues

WABE radio’s “A Closer Look with Rose Scott” recently welcomed Oglethorpe University President Kathryn McClymond for a university presidents roundtable that also included Spelman College President Helene Gayle and Agnes Scott College President Leocadia Zak. The university leaders discussed a range of important issues impacting higher education and college students, including current civil rights movements, […]

Oglethorpe University recognized for student safety, well-being and inclusion efforts

Oglethorpe University has been named a recipient of the 2023 Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the Seal of Prevention is awarded to higher education institutions that have demonstrated leadership in prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Vector Solutions provides postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more […]

PayScale ranks Oglethorpe among top 25 Best Value Liberal Arts Schools

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on compensation research, has released its 2023-2024 College Salary Report, which evaluates colleges by earning potential for its graduates and features best value rankings for graduates’ return on investment. This year, Oglethorpe University was ranked 25th on PayScale’s list of Best Value Liberal Arts Schools in the country, and […]

Inaugural first-generation student support conference helps practitioners understand academic hurdles in higher education

On Friday, November 10, Oglethorpe University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force hosted the inaugural “Supporting First Generation Students in Higher Education Conference.” At the conference, professors, student support practitioners and advocacy groups learned from student experiences and shared innovations to remove the veils affecting student success. Oglethorpe’s Interim Provost Dr. Kendra King Momon welcomed […]

Board of Trustees names Dr. Kathryn McClymond Oglethorpe’s 18th president

The Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its fall meeting Nov. 9-10 to approve Dr. Kathryn McClymond as the institution’s 18th president, removing “interim” from her title effective immediately. “The trustees recognized that Dr. McClymond is the right choice at the right time to lead Oglethorpe,” said Board Chair Tammy Pearson, Oglethorpe class […]

Oglethorpe University ranks among WalletHub’s Best Colleges & Universities

Personal finance company WalletHub has included Oglethorpe University in its 2024 list of Best Colleges & Universities, an evaluation of 800+ institutions to assess “where prospective students can expect to receive top-notch education at the lowest price points.” For this ranking, WalletHub considered more than 30 key measures in seven categories: Student Selectivity; Cost and […]