Mary Gooding spoke up for VSU at the Industrial Authority 19 February 2013, saying that VSU President McKinney was in Athens (as was President Perrin of Wiregrass), but he and VSU:
We too believe that this is a huge strategic initiative for our community. And we were thrilled after the meeting that we attended that the city, the county, both educational institutions, the Industrial Authority, everyone there, the hospital for sure, all agreed that this had to be a significant incentive.
Mary Gooding added:
At Valdosta State it's becoming one of our biggest road barriers to online degrees, to online classes. That's again more bandwidth that's needed to be able to deliver degrees and classes online.
That's all good, but where were the superintendents and school boards of the two K-12 school systems? Where were library