Office of the President

Welcome Letter to the GPC Faculty, Staff and Students

I am honored to serve as interim president of Georgia Perimeter College.  Having spent the earlier half of my career at GPC, I care deeply about the college, about its mission to provide access to a college education for students who might otherwise not have that opportunity, and about the people here who work hard to achieve that mission. 

GPC has always had a reputation for academic and instructional excellence.  That excellence endures.    

GPC is the Hartsfield-Jackson of the University System of Georgia: A point of departure, a final destination, and a tremendous transfer hub.  From Alpharetta, to Dunwoody, to Clarkston, to Decatur, to Newton, GPC has been the better way forward for almost two generations of students.  We are working now to prepare for the next generation.

The year ahead will be challenging as we work to consolidate the college with Georgia State University.  I look forward to working as your colleague to meet this challenge and to continue to be the college for students who otherwise would not or could not be in college.

Rob Watts
Interim President