The Consolidation Working Group, which guides and informs efforts related to the consolidation of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences Universities, has presented its final three choices for the name of the new university to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Regents are expected to make the final naming decision at their August meeting.
The list was shortened from six possibilities presented to the group last month by the Branding Work Team, after extensive public input and market research.
The three names presented to the Board of Regents are:
- Georgia Arts & Sciences University
- Georgia Regents University
- University of Augusta
“I am grateful to the Consolidation Working Groups and the Branding Work Team for all of their hard work on this very important decision,” said GHSU President Ricardo Azziz. “The final decision rests with the Board of Regents and the Working Group and Branding Team have done an excellent job of identifying names that are focused on our future, a future where we will be known as one of the nation’s great universities.”
The new university, which will be headed by Azziz, will be a more than one billion dollar enterprise, with state-wide and national reach. It will include nine colleges, nearly 10,000 students, more than 650 acres of campus and nearly 150 buildings, more than 1,000 full-time faculty, an aligned, integrated and well managed health system, and a growing athletics program that includes back-to-back NCAA Division I national championships.
For more information on the consolidation, visit asughsu.org.