Georgia Southern & Ogeechee Tech sign agreements to provide more education opportunities

Posted on Aug 07, 2019 at 18:52 PM

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Carl Reiber, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs;  Dr. Kyle Marrero, Georgia Southern University President; Lori S. Durden, Ogeechee Technical College President; and Dr. Ryan Foley, Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Georgia Southern University (GS) and Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) have signed three new agreements to create seamless transitions for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in information technology, logistics and intermodal transportation, and criminal justice and criminology programs at GS. The agreements for these three programs are designed to minimize the loss of credit and course requirement duplication for students transferring to GS from OTC.

Today, GS President Kyle Marrero and OTC President Lori Durden formalized the collaboration between the two institutions to streamlines the path to success for local students.

Marrero said the signings are a first step in a regional collaboration that will surely expand in Statesboro and throughout the region.

“This is merely a start,” Marrero said in front of a crowd of officials from both institutions in the main lobby of OTC. “We are working together to make sure that we can continue to serve the southeast region with an educational network that works together to ensure that everyone is employed, enrolled or enlisted by the time they are 18 years old.” 

Durden said the agreements will be good for the most important members of the partnership – the students.

“Any time we have a chance to help students succeed, it is a good day,” Durden said. “These agreements help with our goal of promoting the economic well-being of this region. This is the right thing to do.”

Content and photo provided by Georgia Southern University Staff.



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