Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College will consolidate to form a new institution to be named Georgia State University. At its Jan. 6 meeting, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal from Chancellor Hank Huckaby recommending the consolidation of these two institutions to improve student success.
The decision to consolidate the two institutions, whose combined enrollment this fall is 53,927 students, follows the six guiding principles for consolidation approved by the regents in 2011.
Georgia State President Mark Becker will serve as the president of the new institution. The consolidation timeline calls for the approval of the plan by the board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges by the end of this year, followed by regents’ approval of the new institution in early 2016.