Dr. M. Brian Blake appointed President of Georgia State University

LaShaun Williams

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ATLANTA, GA — The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has named Dr. M. Brian Blake as the new president of Georgia State University on June 17.

Dr. Blake is currently the highest-ranking academic officer at the George Washington University (GWU). He is in charge of 10 schools and colleges, three campuses, and 28,000 students' academic success and was also responsible for GWU's university-wide post-pandemic plan to evaluate new instructional innovations.

"Georgia State will excel under Dr. Blake's leadership," said University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley. "He has outstanding experience, and understands the university's mission to provide students everything from access to a college degree to top-tier research opportunities. This will allow Georgia State to continue to innovate and succeed ... I congratulate Dr. Blake on his new role."

"I am deeply grateful to the Board of Regents and Chancellor Wrigley for the opportunity to lead Georgia State into a very bright future," Blake said. "I know that with help from the campus community, we can further the institution's national reputation and innovative environment and create a truly unique education experience for students ... I am eager to start building upon that strong foundation."

Dr. Blake holds a Ph.D. in information and software engineering from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Mercer University in Atlanta, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.

Born and raised in Savannah, Dr. Blake and his wife, Bridget, who has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech as well as an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and an executive doctorate in business administration from Drexel, have two sons, Brendan and Bryce.

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