AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta’s new consolidated university has a name: Georgia Regents University.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents selected the name for the institution, which will be formed through the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University, at its meeting today. The new university will enroll its inaugural class in fall 2013.
The Consolidation Working Group, which includes both ASU and GHSU representatives, presented three name recommendations, including Georgia Regents University, to the board last month. Those names were culled from a list compiled by a subcommittee of the group based on extensive public input and market research collected over the past 3 months.
“I am grateful to the Regents for selecting a name that reflects the true breadth and depth of the new comprehensive university, which includes an aligned and integrated health system,” said GHSU President Ricardo Azziz, who will oversee the consolidated university. “The word ‘regent’ is defined as having great power, and as an institution focused on the future, this name positions us as a leading university for quality teaching and education, with an array of academic programs to include both liberal arts and sciences, and one of only four comprehensive research institutions in the state.”
The $1.3 billion university will include nine colleges, nearly 10,000 students, more than 650 acres of campus, nearly 150 buildings, more than 1,000 full-time faculty, approximately 5,600 staff, an integrated health system and a growing intercollegiate athletics program.
For information on future developments and consolidation activities visit asughsu.org.