Thu., October 25, 2012 1:00pm (EDT)

'Augusta' Will Be In School's Name
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

AUGUSTA  —  
University officials in east Georgia say a compromise has been reached with a group that sought to include Augusta in the name of a newly consolidated university.  Georgia Health Sciences University announced Thursday that Georgia Regents University Augusta will be the name used in the school's official logo and in marketing efforts for Augusta's new consolidated university. (photo courtesy of destinationteaching.org)
University officials in east Georgia say a compromise has been reached with a group that sought to include Augusta in the name of a newly consolidated university. Georgia Health Sciences University announced Thursday that Georgia Regents University Augusta will be the name used in the school's official logo and in marketing efforts for Augusta's new consolidated university. (photo courtesy of destinationteaching.org)
University officials in east Georgia say a compromise has been reached with a group that sought to include Augusta in the name of a newly consolidated university.

Georgia Health Sciences University announced Thursday that Georgia Regents University Augusta will be the name used in the school's official logo and in marketing efforts for Augusta's new consolidated university.

Controversy erupted in Augusta when the new school name was chosen for the merger of two Augusta colleges. State officials chose the name Georgia Regents University.

A group of local businessmen formed a group "Save the A," whose leaders met with state officials to try and broker a compromise.

Georgia Health Sciences University said in Thursday's statement that Augusta would appear in the logo and in "all branding materials" for the new university.