Georgia State’s success with minority students will be subject of book

Georgia State University has been acclaimed for its work with minority, first-generation and low-income students.

Now that work is expected to be the subject of a book completed in conjunction with the Kresge Foundation. A publisher approached Georgia State officials during the winter about completing the book, a university spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman for New York-based publisher The New Press confirmed it is working on a book about Georgia State, but said the project is not yet fully formed.

Georgia State has been recognized nationally for its work to improve retention and graduation rates, prevent students from taking unnecessary classes, and ultimately lower college costs and student-loan debt. The work has been mentioned by President Barack Obama, during a visit by Education Secretary John King earlier this year and a number of national education organizations and media outlets.