Dean’s Message

New Beginnings

Each new semester means new beginnings for students, faculty, and staff, beginnings that eagerly hand us opportunities to move forward. I welcome this academic year, excited for the promise it brings to us all.

I’m confident our College of Science and Mathematics will continue its strong, positive momentum this year as we move forward living, learning, and teaching at UNG. Although surrounded by unprecedented circumstances, I’m proud of UNG leadership which has kept us all moving forward, together.

  • Responding to the uncertainty of these past several months, UNG has rolled out a comprehensive instructional plan ranging from face-to-face course delivery to fully on-line instruction. Please check here for ongoing updates https://ung.edu/together/.
  • As we move into a new academic year, we do so guided by the College’s strategic plan and vision:

The College of Science and Mathematics will be a national leader in STEM education. Through the use of innovative teaching methodologies, interdisciplinary faculty-student research, and creative community outreach, we continually strive to educate a vibrant community of scholars.

Critical to the success of our students and College is the support from committed leadership of business, civic and philanthropic partners. We are grateful for this support and for our STEM Advisory Board now helping fundraise for a new STEM building on the Dahlonega campus.

I’m honored to serve as the new CSM Dean, but even more, I’m excited for what we can achieve, together. I invite you to become actively involved with the many opportunities we have within the College including the STEM building initiative. Please reach out to me and let’s get started!

Stay safe, stay well,

John Leyba, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science & Mathematics