Chancellor Hank Huckaby, head of the University System of Georgia, had planned to discuss a controversial policy on undocumented students attending state colleges, but decided against it because of a newly-filed lawsuit on the issue.
A new study suggests University System of Georgia officials will be taking a closer look at funding requests for new buildings. The study highlights how much time classrooms are sitting empty at the state's 31 public college and universities. Campuses are using the study to consider alternatives to new construction.
Barely a month into his tenure as president of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead suspects he already knows his fundraising acumen will be the measure of his success in the position. Morehead talked about the importance of UGA's upcoming comprehensive campaign and other issues in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GPB last week, including economic development the rising cost of college.
The University System Board of Regents has approved another round of tuition hikes at all state colleges and universities. Meeting in Savannah, the Regents cited the higher cost of doing business as the reason they're increasing tuition by 2.5% percent for most schools. Chancellor Hank Huckaby says, some schools are getting higher increases, as much as 7%.
Georgia’s top university official asked lawmakers Tuesday to table a controversial bill. It would bar illegal immigrants from attending any of the state’s 35 public colleges and universities. The bill would affect about 300 students or one tenth of one percent of students enrolled in the University System of Georgia.
Students, faculty and alumni now know who will be implementing consolidation plans at Georgia public colleges. University system officials released the names of stake-holders who'll be serving on committees to turn eight institutions into four. But they haven't yet specified how much the consolidations could save.
Merging eight of Georgia's public colleges will likely involve layoffs, the elimination of some academic programs, and name changes at the long established institutions. And at least one campus president will lose his title once his campus merges with another college.
College campuses around the state have been on edge for months and [Thursday], state university system officials released their list of state colleges and universities they plan to consolidate to save money. Campuses could lose faculty and staff and students could be forced to pick up their books and study in new, farther off locations. The state Board of Regents has the final say over the proposed merger list.
The state Senate's Higher Education Commitee chairman says, he's been assured, there won't be any mergers of Georgia's historically black universities. Savannah-area State Senator Buddy Carter says, that word comes from University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Carter says, Huckaby told him, historically-black schools won't be on a coming list of colleges to be merged amid legislative cost-cutting.