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VSU faculty and staff get ready for the new semester

Bill McKinney Bill McKinney
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta State University's faculty and staff are getting ready for the new semester.

The university held it's faculty and staff convocation Monday morning in Whitehead Auditorium at VSU. The goal was to get the faculty and staff energized for the upcoming semester and to emphasize the role that faculty and staff play in the students' success.

"Student success begins with our faculty," expressed VSU president Bill McKinney, after the convocation. "They set the tone, but that's not where student success ends. Our faculty may set the tone, and that was really the message today; that success belongs to everybody."

When asked how much he was looking forward to being able to carryout that philosophy during the upcoming school year, McKinney said "it's exciting for us, and you really can't beat the energy that is a new academic year."

Classes begin on Monday, August 18th.

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