KENNESAW, Ga. -- The merged Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University might have 13 colleges, the merged university's Expanded Consolidation Implementation Committee proposed Monday.
The 46-member committee -- made up of administrators, faculty, staff and students from SPSU and KSU -- held its first meeting to begin defining how the new integrated university will be organized.
The proposed 13 colleges:
* Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
* College of Architecture and Construction Management
* College of Computing and Software Engineering
* Leland and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education
* Michael J. Coles College of Business
* WellStar College of Health and Human Services
* College of the Arts
* College of Continuing and Professional Education
* College of Humanities and Social Sciences
* College of Science and Mathematics
* Graduate College
* Honors College
* University College
"The committee had an excellent discussion of the direction we might take with academic colleges," said Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp in a statement. "We are definitely mindful of SPSU's history and outstanding reputation, which will contribute to enhancing the new university's prestige as a nationally recognized institution. Naming one of the colleges the 'Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology' is an excellent way to carry the rich tradition and heritage of SPSU forward."
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(Atlanta Business Chronicle)