Augusta State University

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents gave final approval on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 to the creation of Georgia Regents University, a product of the merger of the former Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities, one of four mergers it voted to begin in 2012.

Consolidation saw its share of controversy through a drawn out merger process, particularly over the choice of the name Georgia Regents over the much more popular University of Augusta. It prompted a pending lawsuit from Regent University in Virginia that claims the name violates its trademark.

This page will remain to chronicle the history of Augusta State University, as it existed prior to the merger with Georgia Health Sciences University. 

Augusta State University continues to grow physically and academically.

Augusta State's enrollment continues to increase. In 2008, the university established a partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, so that ASU could offer a pre-engineering program. Students in the program would finish work on an engineering degree at Georgia Tech's Savannah campus.

To accommodate its expanding academic opportunities and growing student body, school leaders are looking to expand its Wrightsboro Road campus.

The university has requested $27.5 million to construct a new 75,000 square-foot academic facility on Wrightsboro Road. The University System Board of Regents has put the construction project into its six-year plan.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: 2500 Walton Way; a public institution of the University System of Georgia. It offers more than 50 programs of study leading to associate, bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees, a paralegal certificate and a cooperative doctoral degree; (706) 737-1400;

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Response: GRU e-mail calls photo changes 'error in judgment'

Georgia Regents University's communications and marketing department sent out an e-mail Wednesday night saying it erred in deleting references to Augusta State University from the uniforms of its ...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Altered photos erase Augusta State from GRU publication

Georgia Regents University officials distanced themselves Wednesday from what they said was an “error in judgment” for altered photos in a new publication that touts Augusta State University’s ...
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Reactions to GRU logo vary

Volunteers handed out free cups and T-shirts bearing the new GRU logo at Saturday's basketball game. Reactions to the logo and the merger were varied, but few turned down free goodies.
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

HOPE proposal excites students

Students on the HOPE Scholarship said a proposal to increase assistance by 3 percent comes as much-needed relief after cuts were imposed in 2011.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

ASU, GHSU officially merged

Georgia Regents University, headed by Dr. Ricardo Azziz, is the new entity created out of the meshing of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Changes gradual for GRU

Work has been under way to transform the myriad things that bear the names Georgia Health Sciences and Augusta State universities into the new Georgia Regents University.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Georgia attacks Regent trademark

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia filed a petition on Dec. 4 seeking the cancellation of a Virginia college's trademarked name.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Consolidation work still ahead

A year ago, officials said, they could not have foreseen the "hundreds and thousands" of extra hours that scores of people would devote to the consolidation of Augusta State and Georgia Health ...
Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

ASU fall graduates make history

Along with the memories and diplomas, more than 400 graduates at Augusta State University's fall commencement Thursday took with them a part of history: being in ASU's final graduating class.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

ASU unveils Bloodworth portrait

A painting of William A. Bloodworth Jr. by Edward Wimberly honors the longtime Augusta State University president who retired in June.
By Sara Caldwell | Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

GRU colors, logo and seal chosen in survey

Those supporting Georgia Regents University will be sporting blue and silver gray next year.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Therapy dogs help soothe students

About 10 volunteers brought therapy dogs to Augusta State University on Tuesday to help students cope with the stress of finals week.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

ASU, GHSU consolidation approved

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted to approve the consolidation of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities at its annual meeting in Dallas.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Survey will select GRU logo, colors

More than 46,000 individuals - alumni, staff and current students - were sent surveys via e-mail on Friday, asking them to select a logo, colors and new seal for Georgia Regents University.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Woodruff to speak at final ASU commencement

Former CNN anchor and correspondent Judy Woodruff will deliver ASU's final commencement address.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Colleges' merger prompting relocations

Space and facility use Studies have been undertaken to make use of various buildings and offices that will become available as departments are shifted and combined to create Georgia Regents ...
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Legal challenge to school's name narrowed

A Virginia school has opted to proceed on simpler legal grounds to challenge the name Georgia Regents University.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

GRU forum focuses on athletics, campus life

Georgia Regents University officials touted two key aspects of the new institution at forums on the Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities campuses Friday: athletics and student ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

GRU to produce radio show in partnership

Georgia Regents University will go live on the radio waves in January when it begins a partnership with WACG 90.7 and Georgia Public Broadcasting.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

ASU plans music therapy program

To help expand the reach music therapy has in the Augusta area and beyond, Augusta State University is developing a music therapy degree program with hopes of enrolling the first class in fall ...
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
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