Board of Regents to Meet at CSU This Week

COLUMBUS, Ga. - For the first time in about 15 years, the University System of Georgia’s governing body, the Board of Regents, will be meeting on the Columbus State University campus.

The Regents are a governor-appointed body that oversees 35 colleges and universities across the state, including CSU. In total, these institutions enroll more than 270,000 students and employ approximately 11,000 faculty and 28,600 staff to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.

The board meets about monthly in Atlanta but goes to one of the state’s campuses twice a year for its regular meeting. CSU President Frank Brown invited the Regents to Columbus this year in honor of the university’s 50th anniversary.

“It’s an honor for us to host the Board of Regents and the chancellor of the university system on our campus,” Brown said. “So much has changed here since they last met in Columbus. I hope they will be able to leave here with a sense of how far CSU has progressed and how much we’ve been able to achieve in cooperation with the Columbus community.”

The Regents’ meeting will start at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in CSU’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development and end about lunchtime on Wednesday. The public is invited. A complete agenda for the meeting is available online at http://www.usg.edu/regents/agenda/agenda0408.pdf.