I don’t support the “Georgia Regents University” name for the merger of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University, but I offer a compromise. I’ve experienced many mergers in my 82 years.
One solution I have observed, and I offer it as a possible solution, is that on all communications, especially degrees, use: “Augusta State University, member of the Georgia Regents University System”; or “Georgia Health Sciences University, member of the Georgia Regents University System.”
The words “member of the Georgia Regents University System” could be used as shown above, or could be at the bottom of memos, signs, business cards, degrees, etc., so as to give recognition to the institutions in existence prior to the creation and the result of GRU. This also would solve any future colleges or universities that may be incorporated into GRU.
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