The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia yesterday granted final approval for the creation of two new institutions through consolidation.
Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University will be consolidated as the new Georgia Southern University, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
The consolidation of these institutions is expected to enable the University System to better serve students, broaden and redesign academic programs offered in the southeast and south Georgia regions and reinvest savings into academics to improve student success.
With the board’s action, Georgia Southern University will begin operating as a new institution with expanded missions and degree offerings. Wrigley announced his recommendation for the consolidations in January.
The board also voted to consolidate Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State College.
Through consolidation, the USG and these institutions seek to better support their surrounding communities by strategically aligning degree offerings with institutional talents and regional needs.