Buzz: University System of Georgia to recommend no tuition increase for ’20-21. Kislat named chamber’s membership/enterprise director.

Buzz: University System of Georgia to recommend no tuition increase for ’20-21. Kislat named chamber’s membership/enterprise director.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will meet Tuesday and will be asked to approve a recommendation of no tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.
 
If approved, there will be no increase for any USG student. Students will pay the same tuition rates at all 26 USG institutions for the 2020-2021 academic year as they do now for the current 2019-2020 academic year.
 
“One of the University System of Georgia’s top priorities is affordability, and that has never been more important than now for our students and their families,” USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “We are all trying to navigate an extraordinary time. It is more critical than ever for our institutions to provide a quality education while maintaining the affordability and accessibility that helps more Georgians attain a college degree and find success in the workforce.”

The Rome Floyd Chamber has selected Thomas Kislat to serve as the liaison for membership and will work to help grow small businesses, says Jeanne Krueger, president and chief executive officer of the chamber.

Kislat has served as Sales Director for Convention Travel and Special Events at the Forum River Center and Rome’s Greater Convention & Visitors Bureau, since January 2016. His new title at the Rome Floyd Chamber will be Director of Membership and Entrepreneurial Development and he starts April 21.

“Thomas has a wealth of experience and we are excited to welcome him as a staff member,” said Krueger.  “He has been involved with the Chamber as a member for many years, and understands the Chamber’s importance in the business community.”

Kislat is a graduate of Leipzig University in Germany with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Marketing. Kislat’s background includes global online marketing and graphic design for international retailers, as well as hospitality, event and sales management with a Fortune 500 recreational company in Atlanta and Germany.

Kislat moved to Rome with his wife, Shannon, and son Theo in 2013 from Freiburg, Germany.

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