Ben Jarrard ’13
Ben Jarrard always dreamed of following his father and grandfather into the military. As it turned out, his mother’s suggestion led him down a different path and to a job with UNG.“My grandfather and my dad were officers,” Jarrard said. “I wanted to be an officer in the Army.”
However, his Army career was not to be. In his sophomore year, Jarrard learned a medical condition would keep him from serving his country. So, he switched gears, enrolling in UNG’s Summer Language Institute and studying in Beijing, China, for four months.
“I’m very lucky and feel humbled to have this position and represent the University of North Georgia,” he said. “I feel like this is a perfect position for what my strengths are. I hope to continue the recent trend that UNG President Bonita Jacobs and her senior leadership have done since consolidation. I look to continue to build upon UNG as the Military College of Georgia, and as one of the leaders of higher education in the state and Southeast.”
Jarrard comes from a family of UNG alumni including his mother, father, brother, grandparents, three uncles, and an aunt.