Middle Georgia College gets Dublin branch campus

The state Board of Regents voted Tuesday to convert Middle Georgia College’s Dublin Center into a full-fledged branch campus.

The move, effective immediately, will result in an addition of more faculty, staff and administration, and more faculty and student support services in Dublin.

It also will allow for continued program expansion in Dublin, according to a news release.

“We’re making every effort to grow MGC as a whole, so that the entire institution can provide greater educational opportunities to all of the communities that we serve,” Middle Georgia College President Michael Stoy said in a news release.

“The MGC Dublin Branch Campus is an integral part of that goal, and we will continue to add course offerings and expand on our facilities there as finances allow.”

The Dublin branch is located about 30 minutes from the college’s main campus in Cochran. The college has offered classes in Dublin since 1970.

Georgia Southern University, based in Statesboro, also has offered classes at the center, and will continue to offer classes under the new arrangement, according to University System of Georgia documents.