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Welcome to the DAE!

DirectorMy name is Chase Hagood and as the Director of the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE), I’m delighted to welcome you to the DAE and share information regarding the many resources the Division offers to promote student success at the University of Georgia (UGA).

The DAE empowers all University students to achieve success with innovative courses, services, and student-centered initiatives. The DAE supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment. Headquartered in Milledge Hall and with satellite offices in Brumby Hall, Science Learning Center, Miller Learning Center, Russell Hall Academic Center, and Boyd Science Library, the DAE provides all UGA students meaningful academic assistance through services like tutoring and academic coaching, research-based UNIV courses, and outreach like Freshman College Summer Experience, the Intensive English Program, and TRIO programs.

I invite you to explore this site and all of the DAE’s locations throughout campus. If you have suggestions for new services or programs or if you have ideas about how the University might improve our approach to holistic student success, do not hesitate to be in touch.

I trust you’ll find your interaction with staff, faculty, and all members of the DAE organization reflective of our mission: committed to students, committed to success.

Best regards,
Thomas Chase Hagood, Ph.D.

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