Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University will be consolidated as the new Georgia Southern University. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State College will be consolidated as the new Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The changes take effect Jan. 1.
The moves come with some criticism. Karl Peace, who founded Georgia Southern’s Jiann-Ping Hsu School of Public Health with a personal donation, said he’s removing the university from his will because of what he said was a lack of discussion about the consolidation and other issues, the Statesboro Herald reported.