Welcome from the Provost

Welcome to Gordon State College! GSC is comprised of three distinct Schools: The School of Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, The School of Education, Mathematics & Applied Sciences, and The School of Nursing, Health & Natural Sciences. Each School is built upon the foundation of learning, connecting, and belonging. Programs are committed to academic rigor and excellence. Faculty are composed of scholars and working professionals who are dedicated to student success. Here at Gordon State College, you will be challenged academically, professionally, and personally.

At the core of Gordon State College is the Highlander EDGE. The EDGE stands for: Engaged Innovators, Dedicated Scholars, Gifted Communicators, Ethical Leaders. This is the advantage that our students will have for life-long career success, enlightened living, and community leadership. To learn more, please view the EDGE-ucation Manual.

Choosing to become a member of Gordon’s learning community reflects your commitment to enriching your life, your community, and the world at large. Graduates of our programs have achieved great success in many fields. In addition to benefiting society, Highlanders have contributed their knowledge to roles in Business, Human/Public Service, Education, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Engineering, Health & Wellness, Nursing, and the Natural Sciences.  As a student of our programs, you will engage in civic life as an agent of social change. All GSC’s degree programs offer opportunities for students to examine themselves and to explore different aspects of their fields of study while receiving the skills necessary to create social justice and be agents of positive change in the world.

Gordon State College’s programs are the inauguration to an amazing academic and professional journey. As Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, I can promise that you will be challenged. Faculty and Staff will guide and support you. You will be part of something great because you will be a Highlander. Once a Highlander, you are never alone. This is the Power of “WE” that you will only find at Gordon State College. This guides everything that we do at this Institution. This is the Highlander way.


J. Ardovini, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
Lambdin Hall, Room 345