The state of Brenau University remains strong

student takes a selfie with Brenau mascot

I have spoken before a number of groups recently about where we stand at Brenau University one year after enacting our new strategic plan, Approaching 2030, and I am pleased to report that the state of Brenau remains strong.

There are many exciting things happening at the university that showcase our excellence, from the Board of Trustees’ recent dedication of the Schrader Athletic Center to the Spring Honors Convocation.

Student success, our No. 1 goal in the strategic plan, remains at the center of everything we do as a university, and we are making good progress in our strategies that support that goal. The process also is underway for our Campus Master Plan to maintain our historic spaces and provide updated facilities.

We are optimistic about fall 2023 enrollment based upon positive numbers in student retention and recruiting. I also am proud that our faculty and staff giving was 100% for the eighth-straight year and our Trustee giving is at 100% as well. Both areas – student numbers and giving – help ensure Brenau has a thriving future.

Brenau is getting recognized and our visibility is increasing from our local communities to Washington, D.C., and beyond.

These are only a few highlights of the university’s successes in support of our strategic plan. For more detailed information, please view one of these two presentations:

  • Earlier today, I shared with faculty and staff the same presentation that I gave to our Board of Trustees on March 31. If you were not able to attend in person or via Zoom, you may view the recording here.
  • I also invite you to join Brenau alumni and friends at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, in front of Wilkes Hall for the annual State of the University address. The address also will be livestreamed at this link.

My most sincere appreciation to the work that each of you does on a daily basis to support our students and this university. We would not be where we are today – and will not achieve what we want to become by 2030 – without this extraordinary Brenau community of students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors and friends.