Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (Source: Skidaway Institute)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
Plans are being made for the University of Georgia to take over the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
The university plans to take over running the institute on July 1. The changeover has been in the planning stages for about a year.
The institute will continue to operate pretty much as is, but it is looking forward to continuing relationships with all other universities and colleges, Skidaway Institute spokesman Mike Sullivan told WTOC.
The institute will now report to the university's provost instead of the chancellor. It hopes to benefit from being part of much larger organization.
A statement on the university's Facebook page outlines more details about the merger: "Skidaway will become a part of the University of Georgia, but it will become a part of UGA in a unique fashion that will build the dialogue and the partnerships with other institutions in this state, particularly Georgia Tech and Savannah State. Our overarching goal is to build a system-wide network in marine sciences. Together, we will be able to reach even higher goals in instruction, research, and service than any one institution can do alone."
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:41:36 GMT
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