University System of Georgia considering merger between Georgia Southern, Armstrong State

University System of Georgia considering merger between Georgia Southern, Armstrong State

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The University System of Georgia is considering a merger between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University.

The Board of Regents will meet next Wednesday and the item could be on the agenda released on Friday of this week.

ASU President Dr. Linda Bleicken sent the following email to the Armstrong State community on Thursday:

To the Armstrong Community:

The University System of Georgia sent out the following release on Friday detailing the announcement:

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley plans to recommend two consolidations to the Board of Regents: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Bainbridge State College. The Board will act upon the recommendations at its Jan. 11 meeting. If approved, the two new institutions will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by President Jaimie Hebert, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, to be led by President David Bridges.

If the two schools were to merge, the new school would become the fourth largest in the state of Georgia.

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