One of the main questions about the merger is what will happen to Darton's successful athletic programs.
Outgoing interim Darton President Dr. Paul Jones says discussions are ongoing and no decisions have been made.
"They need to recruit or not recruit, and so we really hope we can get their soon. We have been in deep conversations, Dr. Dunning and myself, and a few others. So we are very close to a decision we feel is needed at this time," says Dr. Paul Jones, Interim Darton College President.
Dr. Richard Carvajal will serve as the new interim President of Darton State College through the merger process as Dr. Jones leaves to become president at Fort Valley State.