The New Albany State University Reorganizes Its Academic Structure

ASU_logoLate last year, the board of regents of the University System of Georgia announced the merger of Darton State College with historically Black Albany State University. The consolidation is expected to be complete by January 2017. The combined institution will be known as Albany State University.

But the Darton name will not fade into history. The Darton College of Health Professions will be one of the five colleges of the new combined institution. Richard Carvajal, who is serving as interim president of Darton State College until the merger is complete, stated that “the new college capitalizes on the existing reputation of the Darton name, which has been synonymous with excellence in health science education in Southwest Georgia.”

The other four colleges that will be part of the combined educational institution will be the College of Business, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Science and Technology, and the College of Education.

arthur-dunning-thumbArt Dunning, president of Albany State University, added that “we are looking to align resources and programs to ensure the success of the new university. We are continually assessing the current programs at Albany State University and Darton State College, the needs of our community, and career opportunities for our current and future students.”

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  1. Art Dunning should be ashamed of himself. The way he has handled the merger of Albany State and Darton State has been disgraceful. Sad to see him tarnish his legacy in GA.

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