- The Georgia Board of Regents fulfilled a major initiative of Chancellor Hank Huckaby with the approval of a merger of eight campuses into four new schools with brand new names and presidents.
- The new schools are Georgia Regents University, the University of North Georgia, Middle Georgia State College and South Georgia State College, and state higher ed officials believe the merger will lead to increased efficiency and effectiveness.
- Only one of the new schools, Georgia Regents University, is classified as a research university alongside the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Board of Regents has approved the merger of eight college campuses into four schools with new names and newly appointed presidents. ...