Georgia Southern, Armstrong State prepare for consolidation

Georgia Southern University
Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 16:55:00-04

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert has been fielding questions about the impending consolidation of the school with Armstrong State University.

The Savannah Morning News reports ( ) that by next year, the schools will combine as a multi-campus institution that keeps Georgia Southern's name and president.

It's a move mandated by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents.

At a recent forum in Savannah, Hebert said the combined school's health sciences college will be centered at Savannah, and its engineering college will be centered in Statesboro.

Some programs from each of those colleges will be offered at both campuses.

Armstrong State, in Savannah, has about 7,000 students.

Georgia Southern, in Statesboro, has about 20,000 students.