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On Jan. 11, 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The consolidated university will be named Georgia Southern University and will be led by President Jaimie L. Hebert.

An implementation committee has been formed and is comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members from Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. These committee members will spend the coming months examining and working through all aspects of the consolidation. The work of the committee will be submitted to the Board of Regents for its consideration in December 2017, with implementation finalized in January 2018, if approved. The tentative timeline for the first entering class of this new university will be in fall of 2018.