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Board of Regents allows Armstrong to shorten university name

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted on Wednesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University.

School officials said dropping the Atlantic from its name would help minimize confusion and create a stronger brand  for Armstrong.

The name change will be effective beginning July 1.

The Board of Regents added Atlantic to the university's name in 1996 to give Armstrong a geographical identifier.

Armstrong was originally founded in 1935 in downtown Savannah and has been on the city's southside since 1966.

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