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Gordon State College Fact Sheet

Print friendly Modified February 3, 2014

President: Dr. Max Burns
419 College Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204-1762

  • Main: 800-282-6504
  • Admissions: 678-359-5021
  • Financial Aid: 678-359-5990
  • Compliance, Ethics, and Reporting Hotline: 877-516-3454

Institution Profile

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Vision Statement:
Gordon State College…where students flourish!

Mission Statement
To provide an exceptional education through innovative teaching and engaged learning for the benefit of the world in which we live. Gordon State College will strive:

  • To ensure affordable, supportive access to high quality post-secondary education.
  • To develop creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong learning that includes a respect for everyone involved in the process.
  • To maintain a commitment to engaged faculty-student interaction through intimate classroom experiences, innovative and effective teaching strategies, excellent advising and mentorship programs, and effective student support services.
  • To serve the broader community and region by developing academic programs and producing leaders equipped to contribute positively to middle Georgia, the United States, and the world.
  • To remember and celebrate the heritage of the College and its graduates.
  • To provide a beautiful and vibrant center of learning and scholarship as the touchstone of a diverse, connected community.

Core Values
Gordon State College LEARNS:

  • Life-long scholarship - To develop habits of the mind: creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong learning that includes a respect for everyone involved in the process.
  • Engagement - To maintain a commitment to engaged faculty-student interaction through intimate classroom experiences, innovative and effective teaching strategies, excellent advising and mentorship programs, and effective student support services.
  • Accessibility - To ensure affordable, supportive access to high quality post-secondary education.
  • Respect – To respect and celebrate the diversity, heritage, and history of the College and its graduates.
  • Nurture - To nurture a beautiful and vibrant center of learning and scholarship as the touchstone of a diverse, connected community.
  • Service - To serve the broader community and region by developing academic programs and producing leaders equipped to contribute to middle Georgia, the United States and the world.

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