ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Final approval came Friday for the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College.
The schools will become one on January 1, 2017.
"The University System of Georgia is committed to the Albany community and to serving southwest Georgia," said USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby.
Dr. Arthur Dunning, current president of Albany State, will serve as president of the newly consolidated Albany State University.
He issued this statement Friday-