Georgia Regents University

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents gave final approval on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 to the merger and new name for the former Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities, one of four mergers it voted to begin last year.

Consolidation has seen 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.

The next big steps are finishing a needs assessment that takes into account future research and student growth along with current student, faculty and staff needs. That includes integrating the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property on Reynolds Street, and what programs might be created or shifted there.

Updates to a master facilities plan that takes into account important new pieces, such as creating the state’s second National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center will also be completed. The Board of Regents voted in 2012 to include $45 million in bond funding for the project in its fiscal year 2014 budget request.

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Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 27, 2015

GRU Literacy Center improving its tutoring curriculum

The GRU Literacy Center has been helping children and adults improve their reading skills since 1990, but it is now updating its curriculum with a partially online-based program.
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Student teachers must prove classroom skills

Georgia has become one of 12 states to require aspiring teachers to pass a performance-based assessment called edTPA, where candidates must demonstrate their effectiveness in the classroom.
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Search for next GRU police chief yet to begin

Three weeks have passed since former public safety chief William McBride announced his retirement amid an internal investigation, and Georgia Regents University has yet to start a search for a ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, July 24, 2015

Incoming medical students take EMT training

Medical College of Georgia started a pilot program this summer with about 20 incoming students to put them through 150 hours of EMT training and get them certified before they even begin classes.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concerns raised over kidney disease, diabetes

A group that helps fund kidney disease treatment is raising awareness about risk factors. Richmond County's lack of diabetes monitoring only adds to that concern, an official said.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New GRU president talks of building relationships

The office walls were bare and there were few books on the shelf Mon­day for new Georgia Regents Uni­ver­sity President Brooks Keel as he paused during his first day. "It's a blank slate," he ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 20, 2015

GRU clinic serves farmworkers

The College of Dental Medicine was one of the schools at Georgia Regents University supplying students, employees and faculty for the 10th annual health screenings Friday at Costa Layman Farms ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, July 17, 2015

GRU Cancer Center expansion to break ground soon, official says

A groundbreaking on the expansion of GRU's current research building, which will include a three-story space above Laney-Walker Boulevard, is probably about a month away.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GRU still blocking access to records on investigation into ex-chief

Despite saying earlier that an investigation of its former public safety chief had been "rescinded," Georgia Regents University again denied a request for documents about why he was put on ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, July 10, 2015

Keel approved as new GRU president

As he assumes the presidency of Georgia Regents University, Augusta native Brooks Keel will be coming home to family and to a community where he grew up and started his education.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Board should release other GRU finalists, attorney says

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel could be confirmed Wednesday as the next president of Georgia Regents University but because the university system did not disclose the other ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Georgia Regents boards of directors approved continuing operational budget

While they await the arrival of their new chairman, who will also be the next president of Georgia Regents University, the boards that govern the health system passed a continuing budget ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Augusta native in line to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Students learn about cybersecurity at GRU summer camp

Students attended the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy this week, an effort by GRU to not only pique teenagers' interest but to also reveal to them how important the field was to their everyday lives.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, June 25, 2015

GRU to drop investigation of chief

Georgia Regents University will conduct a national search to replace retiring public safety chief William McBride, but it won't complete an internal investigation in which he was involved, ...
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, June 25, 2015

GRU public safety chief to retire amid probe

Georgia Regents University public safety Chief William McBride will retire at the end of the month, officials confirmed.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GRU summer academy will teach cybersecurity skills

A group of 80 students will learn the details of cybersecurity during Georgia Regents Uni­versity's Cyber Sciences Summer Academy starting next week, gaining skills useful for future careers.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, June 19, 2015

GRU officials quiet about police chief investigation

Georgia Regents University officials remain tight-lipped about its investigation involving public safety Chief William McBride.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, June 19, 2015

Wealth of experiences shape resident

As he winds up his residency in general surgery at Georgia Regents Medical Center, Dr. Ray King is being honored as Resident of the Year and looking forward to sharing his wealth of experiences ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, June 12, 2015
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