The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has approved plans to merge Altamaha Technical College and the Okefenokee Technical College. The consolidation is expected to happen by July 1, 2014.
The boards of Montreat College and Point University in Georgia have agreed to pursue a merger between the two private Christian schools. A joint statement from the schools says the entity would bear the name of the university in West Point, Ga. However, the western North Carolina campus will continue to be identified as Montreat.
The state's 46-year-old marine sciences research center near Savannah is now part of the University of Georgia. Campus officials say the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has completed a merger that places it under UGA's administration after operating independently within the University System of Georgia for years.
The recently announced mergers of American Airlines with U.S. Airways and Office Depot with OfficeMax means lots of employees face lots of uncertainty in the coming months. Brandon Smith says these complicated deals take a while, so you have time to plan your next steps.
Georgia Regents University Augusta is the official name of a new institution resulting from the merger of two Augusta universities. The decision came after some objected to dropping Augusta from the name. And it has branding implications for both the university and the city.
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.
Delta says it wants to be a part of future consolidation in the airline industry. The Atlanta-based airline’s top executive told an investors conference Wednesday that the company needs to be “flexible enough to participate” in “future opportunities”.