ATLANTA -- An official says a University System of Georgia proposal would merge eight college campuses across the state into four to save money.
The official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a merger list will go before the state Board of Regents for discussion next week. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official announcement is expected to be made Friday.
The official said the proposed consolidations involve merging Waycross College with South Georgia College in Douglas; Middle Georgia College in Cochran with Macon State College; Augusta State College with the Georgia Health Sciences University; and Gainesville College with North Georgia College & State University.
University system spokesman John Millsaps and several members of the board of regents declined to comment.
Officials from Middle Georgia College and Macon State College declined to comment on the proposal late Wednesday afternoon.