Faculty and staff from Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University gathered this morning in search for answers regarding the newly Board of Regents approved merger.
GHSU president Ricardo Azziz together with ASU president William Bloodworth fielded questions and comments about the merger, with assurance infomation and feedback to both campuses were a main priority.
"Building strong social relationships is critical at this time," said Azziz. "Both universities have a lot of similarities and feeling part of a larger university is important."
Bloodworth joined by adding ASU may not have much money to bring to the table but the university does have a strong sense of colliegiality and family.
Associate professor of family medicine Denise Kornegas stood and welcomed ASU falculty and staff to GHSU campus and shared her excitment for the merger.
"Once the shock is over, I think (everyone) will start to see the potential," Kornegas said. "More and more people have said it's a good idea, and we have the leadership to see this through and make it succeed."