Campus News

Regents OK daycare center renovation

At its May 10 meeting, the board of regents approved a $1.9 million budget to renovate a building on the new health sciences campus for use as a daycare facility.

Work on the building, which was an exchange store for the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School when it occupied the property, could begin as early as next month. Current plans call for the renovated facility to be operational by January, according to Tim Burgess, senior vice president for finance and administration.

University officials are negotiating with a private company to operate the center, which is being designed to accommodate 156 children.

In other action, the regents approved the new University of Georgia Foundation, formed this month by the merger of the UGA Foundation and the Arch Foundation.

The regents also approved “state college” status for four current two-year colleges. The change will allow Darton College in Albany, Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Atlanta Metropolitan College and Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta to offer limited bachelor’s degree programs.