College boosters looking for clues as to what state universities could be merged got little help in a recently adopted set of principles. The Board of Regents approved guidelines for merging public colleges and universities to save money and improve education. Savannah and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities are perennial merger targets because they are close together.
Georgia State University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby is urging campuses "not to panic" as he studies possible campus mergers. Huckaby this month said, he'd be reviewing consolidations as a way to cut down on school expenses. This week he's visiting two schools long-considered prime merger candidates, Savannah State and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities.
The head of the university system of Georgia says he is ordering a study of whether campuses should be consolidated to save money. Chancellor Hank Huckaby told the state Board of Regents on Wednesday he knew the move would be controversial. But he said the system must ensure that it has the "right number of campuses and in the right places."