CDA Rood together with Millennium Challenge Corporation COO, San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Millennium Challenge Corporation COO and San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi. Photo: MCC Georgia
Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Millennium Challenge Corporation COO and San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi. Photo: MCC Georgia

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood, together with the Millennium Challenge Corporation COO and San Diego State University President Welcome New Students at Convocation in Tbilisi (September 19)

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood joined San Diego State University (SDSU), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), MCA-Georgia, and Georgian government senior leadership to welcome 230 rising freshmen at San Diego State University in Georgia, a top U.S. university in STEM that is funded by the United States Government.  Congratulations and good luck, SDSU students!

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood’s comments to the media on the sidelines of the convocation ceremony

Q-n about the importance of the San Diego University convocation for the new academic year

CDA Rood:  The United States Embassy is very pleased to join in welcoming the 230 new students that are studying at San Diego State University in Georgia this year.  They are joining a cohort of 550 of some of Georgia’s most talented students, who are pursuing degrees in science and engineering here.  They will earn American bachelor degrees and will contribute greatly to Georgia’s economic prosperity in the future.  The support of the Millennium Challenge Corporation to San Diego State University is a $34 million dollar investment, which is the part of the larger $140 million dollar Millennium Challenge compact that we have with Georgia.

Q-n about Iberia TV and the audio tapes released by media alleged as pressure on free media

CDA Rood: What I can say about that is the United State has always supported the development of free media in Georgia, but this is an ongoing investigation, so I don’t have any comment for you on it.