Posted: 11:27 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The state Board of Regents officially merged eight colleges and universities into four new institutions Tuesday. These colleges enroll about 12 percent of the students attending the University System of Georgia. The new schools are:
Georgia Regents University. A merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities. Ricardo Azziz is president. The school will enroll about 9,500 students.
Middle Georgia State College. A merger of Macon State and Middle Georgia colleges. John Black is interim president. The college will enroll about 8,800 students.
South Georgia State College. A merger of Waycross and South Georgia colleges. Virginia Carson is president. The college will enroll about 3,000 students.
University of North Georgia. A merger of Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University. Bonita Jacobs is president. The university will enroll about 15,000 students.
Source: University System of Georgia.