Monday, January 16, 2017

Merger Approved Between Georgia State University and Armstrong State University

The Georgia Board of Regents approved a merger between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University. The combined institution will be known as Georgia Southern University and be led by GSU President Jaime Hebert. The two institutions are one hour apart and serve many of the same students. The combined institution will have more than 27,000 students, making it the fourth largest public university in Georgia. Opinions on the merger include those cautiously optimistic, with a focus on a transparent process, to concerns among students regarding the loss of institutional identity.