Almost three years ago, Middle Georgia College and Macon State merged, forming Middle Georgia State College. That came via a decision by the Univeristy of Georgia Board of Regents. Wednesday, another decision by the Regents will usher in another change.
At their meeting held Wednesday morning, the Regents approved a name and status change. Starting July 1, Middle Georgia State College will become Middle Georgia State University. Said President Dr. Christopher Blake in a news release “Today’s vote is an important milestone—a moment first foretold nearly three years ago, when the board resolved to create Middle Georgia State College out of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College."
He added "I am excited about the opportunities university status will allow us to provide for Middle Georgia, and grateful to the many people who have supported our journey from consolidation to this momentous occasion.”