GHSU-ASU seeks public input for help in choosing new name

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Thursday, April 12, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- If you wanted to be a part of choosing the name for GHSU-ASU, now's your chance!

Your ideas for the name of recently-consolidated Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University can be submittedhere. Names will need to be submitted by the end of the month.

"I have said publicly that the name would include the word 'university' and would not include the words 'health' or 'medicine' in light of the fact that we will be a comprehensive research university when the consolidation is complete," said GHSU President Ricardo Azziz in a news release.

Dr. Azziz said he wants the name to be concise, with three words or fewer.

While he's open to help with choosing the new name, he's clear on some names he doesn't want: "I can assure you, however, that we will not be known as Froghollah University, The Cool School or the James Brown Downtown College of Good Knowledge -- some of the tongue-in-cheek suggestions offered by readers of the Augusta Chronicle."

Azziz said that while the team tasked with choosing the name has come up with a few ideas, they would like more input.

The possible names will be submitted to the Georgia Board of Regents by July 1.

If you have a suggestion for naming the new university, submit it at asughsu.org/name before the close of April.


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