Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia.

The Coastal Source- University Presidents speak out about higher education

(Published July 22, 2012– The Coastal Source)
There's one thing that officials from Savannah State, Armstrong Atlantic and Savannah Tech agree on; its increasing access to higher education.

Presidents from all three colleges got together on Sunday and spoke before a full audience at Mount Hermon Baptist Church.

The university presidents encouraged students to stay in college and talked about ways to increase the graduation rate.

"Our goal here is in the state is to increase our graduation rate and students receiving degrees in any of our institutions," said Dr. Cheryl Dozier, President, Savannah State University.

"We're doing a lot of work with our high schools with dual enrollment programs, and we're also doing a lot of work with our college and universities like Armstrong Atlantic and Savannah State," added Dr. Linda Bleicken, President,Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Dr. Nordon, with Savannah Tech said, "Many students have a dream of a college education that is derailed because they don't have access to financial capabilities."

The presidents also encouraged dual enrollment for high school students.