Planning for Excellence

April 2014

Dr. Bonita Jacobs
Dr. Bonita Jacobs

Formed through the consolidation of two of Georgia’s leading public institutions in 2013, the University of North Georgia is at a special time in its history.

  • UNG’s enrollment is approaching 16,000 students across our four campuses.
  • We grant more than 2,300 degrees annually.
  • We provide increased access to higher education for students across our state through a wide range of degree programs.
  • We are leveraging our strong regional roots and expansive global connections in compelling and distinctive ways to strengthen our work in teaching, service and scholarship.

Engaging UNG is the result of more than a year of invigorating discussion throughout the UNG community. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, chaired by Professors J.B. Sharma and Andrew J. Leavitt, represented a broad spectrum of faculty, staff and student perspectives. Additionally, numerous campus and community meetings further engaged campus constituents, community members and alumni to help identify our challenges and potential solutions and to establish shared values and goals.

This plan recognizes and celebrates our strong tradition of educational excellence, our heritage and role as one of the nation’s six Senior Military Colleges, and our commitment to preparing students to become leaders in a diverse and global society. Engaging UNG builds on these distinctions to focus our energy and resources on the most pressing issues and opportunities that we are uniquely positioned to address.

With exciting momentum and inspiring students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners, the stage has been set for all of us to work collectively to define UNG’s future. Engaging UNG provides clarity and focus for the University of North Georgia’s next five years. I invite you to share in our journey.


Bonita C. Jacobs, PhD