New university mission statement crafted at GSU, Armstrong consolidation meeting

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - 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 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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