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University of Georgia to relocate programs in Gwinnett to new facility

University of Georgia to relocate programs in Gwinnett to new facility

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has received approval from the University System Board of Regents for an agreement that allows the university to relocate its graduate academic and continuing education programs in Gwinnett to a new facility at 2530 Sever Road in Lawrenceville.

UGA plans to move its Gwinnett programs in May 2008 from the campus it currently shares with Georgia Gwinnett College to the new location just off I-85 at the Sugarloaf Parkway exit. UGA will occupy 60,000 square feet of the building, known as the Intellicenter when it was constructed in 2006.

“We’re very excited about this upcoming move because it will give us more space to accommodate our growing academic and continuing education programs in Gwinnett,” said Bob Boehmer, who oversees UGA’s extended campuses in Gwinnett, Griffin and Tifton. “It’s a highly accessible and flexible space where we will have approximately 20 classrooms of various sizes.”

UGA has offered graduate degree programs at several different locations in Gwinnett since the mid-1980s, but increased the number and variety of programs in recent years. Current offerings include an evening MBA program, master’s and specialist’s degrees in education, and master’s degrees in such fields as public administration, food technology, and social work.

Newer programs include a master of internet technology offered by UGA’s Terry College of Business and certificate and master’s degree programs in regulatory affairs offered through UGA’s College of Pharmacy and designed to fill an immediate need of local Georgia companies.

“We have had some 600 students in these graduate degree programs in Gwinnett, and in 2008, we expect to add a Ph.D. program in counseling and student personnel services,” Boehmer said. “In the spring, we will add another master’s degree in special education. In addition, we’re working with UGA’s Center for Continuing Education to significantly expand non-credit professional development programs once we move to the new location.”

The Small Business Development Center office in Gwinnett and the Education Technology Training Center operated by UGA’s College of Education in Gwinnett also will relocate to the new facility.

UGA has phased out its bachelor’s degree-completion programs offered in Gwinnett at the request of the Board of Regents. The last students are expected to earn their degrees by the end of spring semester 2008.

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