The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) gave its approval today to the consolidation plans of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC). Chancellor Hank Huckaby first announced the plan to create the new, combined institution in January 2015.
Officials from SACSCOC, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education in the Southern states, announced the approval of the prospectus submitted for the new institution during its annual meeting in Houston.
For more information about the merger, visit: http://www.usg.edu/news/release/accreditors_give_final_approval_of_georgia_state_university_and_georgia_per
Rob Jenkins’ view on the merger: http://chronicle.com/article/My-Community-College-Is/234360.
Rob Jenkins is an associate professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College.