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New university mission statement crafted at GSU, Armstrong consolidation meeting

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In the next 30 days, we should have a clearer picture of what the consolidation of Georgia Southern and Armstrong universities will look like.

A committee comprised of faculty, deans and others from both campuses met Friday to finish the final crafting of the new university mission statement.

University leaders tell us over the next two semi-weekly meetings, they'll set up how the administrations will combine and the makeup of the new university's specific colleges of study and what departments fit into each one.

“Those next two major steps will occur over the next couple of weeks answering those two big questions. Thereafter, you should see a lot of traction take place,” said GSU President Dr. Jaimie Hebert.

That mission statement must be submitted to the Board of Regents before it's official. It will be voted upon by the Board of Regents at the April 18-19 meeting:

Georgia Southern University is a public comprehensive and Carnegie Doctoral/Research university offering associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.

The University provides transformative learning opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse student population through its legacy of commitment to academic excellence and personal attention. Through the shared resources of its multiple locations, the University creates vibrant learning environments that foster an inclusive, student-centered culture of engagement designed to prepare students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities. The University enhances the quality of life and drives economic development in the Coastal Georgia region, the State of Georgia, and beyond by supporting collaborative efforts in technological innovation, scientific advancement, education, health services, artistic creativity, and cultural enrichment. Faculty, staff, and students embrace the values of integrity, civility, kindness, respect, sustainability, citizenship, and social responsibility in every facet of the University.

The board ordered Armstrong and Georgia Southern to begin consolidation back in January. The two schools will become one in July 2018.

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