Regents create 4 new schools from 8 Ga. campuses - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Regents create 4 new schools from 8 Ga. campuses

By BILL BARROW
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Regents has approved the merger of 8 college campuses into four schools with new names and newly appointed presidents.

The moves are a major initiative of Chancellor Hank Huckaby, who leads the University System of Georgia.

Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University are now Georgia Regents University, the only 1 of the new campuses classified as a research university alongside the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.

The University of North Georgia is formed by combining Gainesville State College and North Georgia College.

Macon State College and Middle Georgia College form Middle Georgia State College.

South Georgia College and Waycross College are now South Georgia State College.

Higher education officials say the consolidations will yield more efficient, effective schools.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices