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UGA President Morehead Discusses ALL Georgia Program at First Cabinet Meeting

UGA President Jere Morehead held the first cabinet meeting of the year Wednesday morning. The meeting was followed by a media briefing. Several topics, including the success of Commit to Georgia capital campaign, research funding, campus construction and renovation projects, as well as programs targeting students, were addressed.

Morehead said one of those, the ALL Georgia program, focuses on helping students from rural areas.

“It’s an outgrowth of the work that the taskforce on student learning and student success was involved in, and as a result of that work, a focus on rural students became an important consideration,” Morehead states. “What we wanted to do was jumpstart the program right off the bat and get something underway this year.”

Vice President for Instruction Rahul Shrivastav, says those students face unique challenges when it comes to transiting to life at UGA and into the workforce.

“Making sure they have access to all the resources that are available on campus—it’s those sort of things that are sometimes the difference between the slightly higher GPA, or better-timed degree or finding the right major quickly, so it’s connecting the dots,” Shrivastav states.

The ALL Georgia scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters. The program uses mix of public and private funds.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!