The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted final approval Dec. 9 for the creation of the new Albany State University from the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College.
The consolidation became effective Jan. 1.
The new ASU builds upon the HBCU mission to serve an increasingly diverse student population and community and will continue to serve the access mission, offering workforce related degrees. Both institutions were key business and community partners; the new ASU will expand on those partnerships for the benefit of the region and state.
Arthur Dunning, the president of Albany State, is president of the newly consolidated Albany State University.