Campus News

Regents approve institutional mergers for four USG members

At its Jan. 11 meeting, the board of regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley’s recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State College.

According to a news release from the USG, the two new institutions, respectively, will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by President Jaimie Hebert, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, to be led by President David Bridges. The consolidation timelime calls for the consideration of both new institution’s plans by the board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges by the end of this year, followed by board of regents consideration of the new institutions in early 2018.