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Brenau University President Talks COVID-19’s Impact On Higher Education

Brenau University President Anne Skleder joined "Closer Look" host Rose Scott on Monday's edition of the program for a conversation about COVID-19 and higher education.
Brenau University President Anne Skleder joined "Closer Look" host Rose Scott on Monday's edition of the program for a conversation about COVID-19 and higher education.
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Before becoming Brenau University, the institution of higher learning was known as the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary.

This was the name given to the college back in 1878, when it was first founded.

The institution’s founder, Dr. W.C. Wilkes, had a vision: educating young women in the Gainesville, Georgia, community.

However, since then, the institution has grown to serve both male and female students at multiple campuses in Georgia and Florida.

Still, more than 140 years after its founding, Brenau faces a new challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to decreased enrollment and a subsequent decline in revenue for many college and universities across the country.

Dr. Anne Skleder, president of Brenau University, joined “Closer Look” host Rose Scott on Monday’s edition of the program for a conversation about the pandemic’s impact on higher education.

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.