October 21, 2013

Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Participate in Annual Campaign

VALDOSTA—Valdosta State University kicked off the 2014 Faculty and Staff Campaign Oct. 14. This year’s theme is “Strength from Within” and represents the fortitude and resilient spirit of the university’s faculty and staff.

“Tuition and state appropriations do not cover all the costs associated with educating our students,” said Karen Johnson, director of annual giving. “When foundations and corporations consider their philanthropic intent, they often ask how much support comes from our alumni, faculty and staff before making their decision.”

All VSU full-time employees will receive a packet of information that outlines how they can direct their financial gift to the college, department or program of their choice through a variety of payment options, including payroll deduction. Employees may also visit the campaign’s website at:  http://www.valdosta.edu/fscampaign

For more information on VSU’s Faculty and Staff Campaign, contact Karen Johnson at 229-333-5419 or email kjohnson@valdosta.edu.

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities.

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals:

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 2: Increase financial support for the institution.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

Goal 5: Develop and enhance Valdosta State’s human and physical resources.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/planning/strategic-plan.php to learn more.