Vice President Wilson chatting with students on a bench on campus.

January, 2016

The Extra Step

Several years ago, a close friend of mine moved to the Philippines. Since then, we have always talked about how great it would be for me to visit. With the usual hectic pace of work and life and thousands of miles between, there was always a reason it never happened. This year would be different.
 
As you read this, I am enjoying the fabulous history, art, and culture on the Philippine isles, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand. I finally made this trip happen, mostly because I believe in the power of the opportunities presented to us. When we have a chance to make a special opportunity happen, the time, effort, and resources required are infinitely worthwhile.
 
In our work with students at UGA, there are so many moments where those extra steps can make all the difference. As we begin this new year, I encourage us all to seek out those special opportunities—to help a student, improve a process, build a partnership, whatever the case may be—and make those opportunities come alive. The extra efforts we make for students elevate us all.
 
Best wishes for a wonderful 2016 and see you (back in Georgia) soon!


Victor K. Wilson
Vice President for Student Affairs
The University of Georgia

The Office of the
Vice President
for Student Affairs

306 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3564
askstudentaffairs@uga.edu

 

Directions

From the Tate Center Parking Deck, take the elevator to the 3 rd floor. Walk across the courtyard with the UGA bookstore on your left hand side. Take the stairs up to the street. Cross Sanford Drive. Memorial Hall will be directly in front of you. Stay on the left side of the building and walk around to the side entrance for disability access. From the side door you can take the elevator to the third floor. If an elevator is not needed walk up all the stairs on the side of Memorial Hall and turn right, there you will see Reed Quad. Walk up the steps with the columns to the main entrance of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For directions please call 706-542- 3564.