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Agreement reached for university name

Georgia Regents University Augusta will be the brand name used in the official logo and in marketing efforts of Augusta’s new consolidated university.

Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz and Save the A campaign members Nick Evans and Barry Storey announced today that an agreement has been reached regarding the name that would be included in the official logo and all branding materials used for the new university moving forward. The announcement follows discussions between the parties. The new university is being created through the consolidation of GHSU and Augusta State University.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that enables us to prominently incorporate ‘Augusta’ in the official logo and branding of our new university,” said Azziz, who will head the consolidated university. “The agreement allows us to highlight the importance of the city in our academic, clinical, research and athletic programs, while ensuring the people of Georgia recognize our state-wide role.”

The new $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.

“Throughout this process, ensuring the recognition of this community in the name used for this new university has been our top priority,” Evans said. “Augusta’s new university now will have an official logo and look that recognizes our city, which will do much to ensure its national and global appeal.”

“I am very supportive of this agreement which not only highlights the broad state-wide mission that the consolidated university will have, but also allows us to recognize the value of the Augusta community in the new university. A university which will focus on ensuring the best academic programs and student success possible for the benefit of all of Georgia,” said University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby.

“Augustans can take pride in their new university,” Storey said. “With this agreement it is my hope and expectation that the community will rally around the consolidation to ensure the success of our students and the state of Georgia.”

The new university will adopt the use of the name Georgia Regents University Augusta in its official logo and its branding efforts following approval of the consolidation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, which could be as soon as January 2013.

Regents approve name for consolidated university

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.

Consolidation Working Group gives Board of Regents name choices

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.

Consolidation Update: June 20

Recent developments:

  • College names- The process of determining a name for the new university continues, but the names of our degree-granting colleges have been determined:College of Allied Health Sciences
    College of Dental Medicine
    College of Education
    College of Graduate Studies
    College of Nursing
    College of Science and Mathematics
    James M. Hull College of Business
    Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
    Medical College of Georgia
    University College
  • ID badges – To facilitate interaction between faculty, staff and students, and to provide access to buildings and resources, identification badges will be required at all campus locations.
  • Prospectus status – Drafts of several sections of the SACS prospectus are in progress, and we are on track to deliver a complete draft to the Deans on July 27

The City and the University – Guest blog post by Mayor Deke Copenhaver

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver

Augusta MayorDeke Copenhaver

The new university created by the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University will help the Augusta region become one of the most thriving mid-sized cities in the nation by attracting the best and brightest minds from throughout the world to our doorstep.

 

Read The City and the University, and join in the commentary.