The Georgia Board of Regents were sued in September last year over their decision to immortalize themselves by renaming the combined Augusta State University and Medical College of Georgia to Georgia Regents University. The only problem is, Pat Robertson wasn’t too keen on their new name since it was very similar to his own Regents University in Virginia. Good news for the Regents and their own university. A settlement has been reached and a statement issued by Chancellor Hank Huckaby praising the settlement. From the University System of Georgia:
“The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Regent University have reached an agreement to resolve the lawsuit Regent University had filed regarding the name, ‘Georgia Regents University.’
“At the time the Board of Regents approved the name Georgia Regents University, it was our conclusion that we had the right to use the name. This agreement confirms this conclusion and allows each university to promote and protect its name and brand.
“We are pleased to move forward in the development of GRU as an institution that will continue to make significant and lasting contributions to Augusta, the state, nation and beyond.”
Members of the Board of Regents will now be immortal!!!!