ALBANY, GA (WALB) -- The President of the University of Georgia is pushing to expand the university's engineering program.
Dr. Michael Adams returned home to Albany Thursday and talked to Rotary Club members about his years growing up here. He reminded them that UGA is the oldest public college in the United States.
Adams also said Georgia needs more engineering programs. He's pleased the Board of Regents approved the expansion of electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering programs because Georgia students are going out of state to find those degrees.
"There are 2,600 Georgia students studying engineering at Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, and Tennessee, we want to keep some of those students in the state," said Adams.
Adams also stressed the importance of a college education and pointed out enrollment at Georgia colleges is at an all-time high.