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Welcome to Armstrong State University. Situated on a beautiful arboretum campus in charming and historic Savannah, Georgia. Armstrong was founded in 1935 by our city fathers, who were dedicated to providing the opportunity for citizens in our region to gain a quality education. Today as then, Armstrong holds strong to our founding values: our commitment to being a teaching-first university, our strong ties to Savannah, our sound professional preparation and our liberal arts core that prepares our graduates not just for careers, but for thoughtful, civically engaged lives.

I am honored to have joined Armstrong in July 2009, and to lead a talented and dedicated team of faculty, administration and staff who share our common and over-arching goal: to foster student success. Every aspect of the Armstrong experience points our students toward success: Teaching at Armstrong inspires and challenges our students. Hands-on learning opportunities allow research and discovery—of not just facts, but also a sense of self. Service and leadership opportunities make us better people and our community a better place. Professional experiences and connections made here last a lifetime.

Whether you visit Armstrong for the first time as a prospective student or parent, or return for a campus event as an alumni, you are sure to feel the sense of warmth and community that is Armstrong. Thank you for your interest, and I hope you visit us often, on campus or on the Internet.

Sincerely,

Linda M. Bleicken
President

Bleicken's Board

Spring Convocation 2016

Did You Know?

Dr. Bleicken joined Armstrong on July 1, 2009, becoming the seventh  president and the first woman to lead the institution since the establishment of Armstrong Junior College in 1935.

President's Report

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Read More Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to Armstrong to Support Veterans and Military Students

(July 18, 2016) – Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Armstrong State University for the second consecutive year. Armstrong will use the grant to support its Veteran’s Career and Educational Pathways Program, an initiative designed to create clearer career pathways for Armstrong’s veterans and military students by better equipping them with necessary job skills and career knowledge.

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(June 7, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence located at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on June 2 to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation research and outreach.

Read More Armstrong State University Receives $79,000 Gift to Support New Tennis Complex

(May 25, 2016) – Savannah residents Michelle and Barry Vine presented a gift of $79,000 to Armstrong State University in support of the university’s state-of-the-art tennis complex, currently under construction on campus. By fall, the tennis complex will be home to Armstrong’s women’s tennis team, NCAA Division II National Champions who clinched their tenth national title over the weekend, and the three-time National Champion men’s tennis team.

Read More National Champions: Women's Tennis Team Wins 10th NCAA Division II Championship

(May 23, 2016)—Three Armstrong State University spring sports teams stormed Denver for the NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival the week of May 16-20 and the Pirates brought home the hardware with outstanding performances for all three teams.

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