The University System of Georgia
  Institutions of the University System of Georgia
  Board of Regents
  Board of Regents Officers and Staff
  General Education in the University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia was created in 1931 as a part of a reorganization of Georgia’s state government. With this act, public higher education in Georgia was unified for the first time under a single governing and management authority. The governor appoints members of the Board to a seven year term and regents may be reappointed to subsequent terms by a sitting governor. Regents donate their time and expertise to serve the state through their governance of the University System of Georgia—the position is a voluntary one without financial remuneration. Today the Board of Regents is composed of 19 members, five of whom are appointed from the state-at-large, and one from each of the state’s 14 congressional districts. The Board elects a chancellor who serves as its chief executive officer and the chief administrative officer of the University System. The Board oversees the public colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia and has oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library System.

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
270 Washington Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

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Institutions of the University System of Georgia

Research Universities
Augusta University Augusta
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
Georgia State University Atlanta
University of Georgia Athens
Comprehensive Universities
Georgia Southern University Statesboro
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw
University of West Georgia Carrollton
Valdosta State University Valdosta
State Universities
Albany State University Albany
Clayton State University Morrow
Columbus State University Columbus
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley
Georgia College and State University Milledgeville
Georgia Southwestern State University Americus
Middle Georgia State University Macon
Savannah State University Savannah
University of North Georgia Dahlonega
State Colleges
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Atlanta
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick
Dalton State College Dalton
East Georgia State College Swainsboro
Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville
Georgia Highlands College Rome
Gordon State College Barnesville
South Georgia State College Douglas

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Board of Regents

C. Dean Alford Conyers
Chris Cummiskey Atlanta
W. Allen Gudenrath Macon
Erin Hames Atlanta
Bárbara Rivera Holmes Albany
C. Thomas Hopkins, Jr., M.D. Griffin
James M. Hull Augusta
Donald M. Leebern, Jr. Columbus
Laura Marsh Statesboro
Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. Norcross
Sarah-Elizabeth Reed Atlanta
Sachin Shailendra Atlanta
E. Scott Smith Ringgold
Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. Marietta
Benjamin J. Tarbutton, III Sandersville
Richard L. Tucker Duluth
Thomas Rogers Wade Atlanta
Don L. Waters Savannah
Philip A. Wilheit Gainesville

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Board of Regents Officers and Staff

James M. Hull Chair
Don L. Waters Vice Chair
Steve W. Wrigley Chancellor
Tricia Chastain Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration
Tracey Cook Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Fiscal Affairs/Treasurer to the Board
Tristan Denley Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Robert Anderson Vice Chancellor, Educational Access and Success
Marion Fedrick Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
John Fuchko, III Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness
Jim James Vice Chancellor, Facilities
Ashley Jones Chief of Staff, Governmental Affairs, and Economic Development
Joyce A. Jones Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Robert H. Laurine, Jr. Vice Chancellor and CIO
Tanshanika Smith Interim Vice Chancellor for Internal Audit and Chief Audit Officer
Edward Tate Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs/Secretary to the Board

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General Education in The University System of Georgia

From the origins of intellectual study to the present, general education has been a key to a fulfilling life of self-knowledge, self-reflection, critical awareness, and lifelong learning. General education has traditionally focused on oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning and mathematics, studies in culture and society, scientific reasoning, and aesthetic appreciation. Today, general education also assists students in their understanding of technology, information literacy, diversity, and global awareness. In meeting all of these needs, general education provides college students with their best opportunity to experience the breadth of human knowledge and the ways that knowledge in various disciplines is interrelated.

In the University System of Georgia, general education programs consist of a group of courses known as the Core Curriculum as well as other courses and co-curricular experiences specific to each institution. The attainment of general education learning outcomes prepares responsible, reflective citizens who adapt constructively to change. General education programs impart knowledge, values, skills, and behaviors related to critical thinking and logical problem-solving. General education includes opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and experiences that increase intellectual curiosity, providing the basis for advanced study in the variety of fields offered by today's colleges and universities.

Approved by the Council on General Education, October, 2004
Approved by the Chief Academic Officers, December, 2004

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