Committee Meets to Discuss Merger of Ga. Colleges

KENNESAW, Ga.—Representatives from Southern Polytechnic State and Kennesaw State University are working together to determine how their newly consolidated university should be organized.

Kennesaw State officials said Monday that a 46-member committee composed of administrators, staff and students from both schools are considering merging the schools into 13 colleges that will make up the new Kennesaw State University.

The Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate the two schools in 2013 and Board of Regents officials have said the move was intended to strengthen both schools’ ability to serve students.

The committee is expected to continue meeting in the near future to determine the school’s vision, mission statement, organizational structure and more.