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Finalist names for consolidated university won't come out of committee meeting Wednesday

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There likely won’t be three finalists chosen out of a committee meeting Wednesday evening on selecting a name for the consolidated Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities, a GHSU official said.

Vote Count:

Total of 819 votes at 8:55 p.m.

Arsenal University: 4 votes
Augusta University: 41 votes
Bartram University: 8 votes
George Walton University: 38 votes
Georgia Arts & Medicine University (Georgia A&M): 418 votes
Georgia Arts & Sciences University (or a variation): 75 votes
Georgia Southeastern University: 8 votes
University of Augusta: 142 votes
University of Georgia - Augusta: 82 votes
William Few University: 3 votes

Note: Voting ends at noon on Wednesday.

The Consolidation Working Group will still receive a short list of at least six names at its meeting, GHSU spokeswoman Christen Carter said. What names will be on the list is not known yet and the process is still ongoing, she said. The results of the Augusta Chronicle Facebook poll will be provided to the name selection team prior to the meeting. It is likely three finalist names will not be chosen until a meeting in mid-July, Carter said. Those names will go to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, which will likely choose a name at its August meeting.

The Consolidation Working Group meeting is not open to the public but there will be an update provided later, Carter said.

Vote for your favorite

The Augusta Chronicle has a poll of the top 10 suggestions for the new name of the consolidated Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities. Vote on our Facebook page at: Voting ends at noon on Wednesday.

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Insider Information 06/26/12 - 10:58 pm
If they can't handle the

If they can't handle the little things like merging names, how are they going to handle the big things like merging budgets, missions, administrations, etc?

jasper1 06/27/12 - 09:11 am

I agree, they have wasted so much time and energy on just the name, can't imagine the chaos that is to come!

hishpv 06/27/12 - 11:46 am
Meeting closed?

As this is a group discussing policy it should be open to press and public.

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