The University System of Georgia is paying more attention to athletic funding at state schools. Under a new policy approved this week all changes to athletic programs and student fee hikes must be approved by the Board of Regents. Board of Regents spokesman John Millsaps says the new directive fills a gap in oversight.
The merger of some Georgia colleges won't be final until Tuesday, but work is already being done to promote the new names. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted last year to consolidate eight schools, and it is expected to give final approval Tuesday.
The state Board of Regents has approved policies aimed at providing more oversight over how colleges pay for some new buildings. The rules focus on non-academic buildings such as dorms and parking decks built through public-private partnerships and funded in part by student fees.
Members of a group pushing to keep the name ‘Augusta’ in a new consolidated university in that city say they’re confident the two sides will come to a compromise. They reject the name ‘Georgia Regents University’ chosen by administrators.
The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia Wednesday approved 17 construction projects at campuses around the state. They include an expansion of UGA’s Terry School of Business and the Marcus Nanotechnology program at Georgia Tech.
The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia will be meeting to give the green light to numerous construction and renovation projects at state colleges. The list includes both public and privately funded projects.