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Oglethorpe’s Carson speaks at Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Leroy Carson, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship and founding director of Oglethorpe University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, moderated a panel on entrepreneurship and innovation during the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference Sept. 20-24 in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African […]

Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]

President’s Leadership Institute 2023-2024 cohort announced

Interim President Kathryn McClymond has announced the second cohort of the President’s Leadership Institute. Established in 2022, the PLI is a year-long professional development opportunity for Oglethorpe University faculty and staff. Participants explore the world of higher education, while gaining valuable, transferable leadership skills. This inaugural year’s cohort is diverse, representing various disciplines, departments, offices and […]

Oglethorpe professor discusses the ‘art of teaching’ on WABE radio

Assistant Professor of Art Christina Price Washington was featured on Atlanta’s NPR station WABE in an installment of “The Art of Teaching,” a series from “City Lights” hosted by Lois Reitzes. “The Art of Teaching” features Georgia educators whose dedication and creativity make a lasting impact on students, often turning their passions into professions. Washington […]

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Oglethorpe University’s academic mission and commitment to excellence. Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision which bans the use of race-conscious admission practices in higher education is disappointing, but I am writing to assert that the decision will not change how Oglethorpe supports current and prospective students in […]

Global Oglethorpe: An International Sabbatical on Two Continents

My sabbatical plans, as laid out to the committee responsible for reviewing and approving faculty sabbaticals at Oglethorpe, were originally centered exclusively on the Andean nation of Ecuador, where my goal was to spend most of my semester-long leave in South America researching and becoming better acquainted with the vibrant but oft-ignored culture of Ecuador’s […]

2023 Oglethorpe faculty and staff awards recognize excellence in service, community building

As another academic year came to a close, faculty and staff were honored recently at the annual Community Appreciation Celebration and several employees were recognized by their peers for exceptional service to the Oglethorpe community. For the second year, faculty and staff submitted their nominations for two awards: Excellence in Service and Community Builders. Each award was […]

President’s Leadership Institute cohort completes first year

Oglethorpe University’s first President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) concluded this month, wrapping up a series of monthly engagements with key leadership topics, “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown and conversations with the president and members of the Senior Administrative Leadership Team (SALT). “This was a resounding success for these faculty and staff leaders as well as […]