Sunday, December 21, 2014

Regents approve name for consolidated university

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta’s new consolidated university has a name: Georgia Regents University.


The University System of Georgia Board of Regents selected the name for the institution, which will be formed through the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University, at its meeting today. The new university will enroll its inaugural class in fall 2013.


The Consolidation Working Group, which includes both ASU and GHSU representatives, presented three name recommendations, including Georgia Regents University, to the board last month. Those names were culled from a list compiled by a subcommittee of the group based on extensive public input and market research collected over the past 3 months.


“I am grateful to the Regents for selecting a name that reflects the true breadth and depth of the new comprehensive research university, which includes an aligned and integrated health system,” said GHSU President Ricardo Azziz, who will oversee the consolidated university. “The word ‘regent’ is defined as having great power, and as an institution focused on the future, this name positions us as a leading university for quality teaching and education, with an array of academic programs to include both liberal arts and sciences, and one of only four comprehensive research institutions in the state.”


The $1.3 billion university will include nine colleges, nearly 10,000 students, more than 650 acres of campus, nearly 150 buildings, more than 1,000 full-time faculty, approximately 5,600 staff, an integrated health system and a growing athletics program that includes back-to-back NCAA Division I national championships.


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About Augusta State University

Augusta State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is strategically located in the second largest city in Georgia. Offering 70 programs of study leading to associate, bachelor, master, and specialist degrees, the university successfully blends a strong liberal arts foundation with specialized degree preparation to ensure graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global environment. With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 diverse students, the university measures its success by the success of its students.


About Georgia Health Sciences University

Georgia Health Sciences University includes the Medical College of Georgia and the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies and Nursing. Its clinical arm includes Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center and Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center. GHSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.

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  1. The new name is a travesty….it literally is nauseating. Augusta is in no way represented.

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