Only on 12: Regent University president releases statement on new name

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Regent University in Virginia has released a statement to News 12 one day after the Georgia Board of Regents voted to name the consolidated Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University as Georgia Regents University.

In the statement, Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Regent University, says:
"Regent University is disappointed that Georgia's Board of Regents chose a name that so closely resembles our school's name, a name in which we have invested over many years. The Board's choice will surely lead to confusion for students seeking higher educational choices. Regent University will review our options at this time and take appropriate action as warranted."

"To say that we can't use that name because they have a similar [name] not the same wording," said Benjamin Tarbutton, chairman of the Board of Regents, "that is an opinion that they have, and we'll look forward to further discussions, if merited."

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