President Marrero confirms commencement plans for spring 2019

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  • President Kyle Marrero confirmed that the commencement plan announced in January will go on as planned. 

McClain Baxley

The Georgia Southern University commencement plans announced in January won’t be changed for spring 2019 graduation President Kyle Marrero confirmed in an interview with The George-Anne Wednesday.

“They have worked hard administratively to come up with an ideal from the very big university that could work in consolidation,” Marrero said. “I know we’ll do what we do with everything in higher education and we’re going to assess it.”

The new president was hopeful for a positive process come May and welcomed feedback from students, alumni and community members.

“There might be parts of it that we really like and want to keep,” Marrero said. “And there may be things that in the continuous improvement ideology that we want to improve upon. That’s what we’ll do we’ll bring everyone in.”

Student Government Associations from both GS campuses signed a legislation in March that demanded student opinion in future decisions. Marrero said that he had already read and was in favor of the resolution.

Armstrong SGA Speaker Tyler Tyack, the founder of the proposal, appreciated Marrero’s support of the legislation.

“I think that’s great that President Marrero is willing to listen to the students,” Tyack said. “That’s a really reassuring thing particularly on day three of him being here.”

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Daily Managing Editor,