University System of Georgia
Columbus State University is a member of the University System of Georgia (USG), which is comprised of 30 public institutions of higher education. The USG is led by the Chancellor who reports to the USG Board of Regents.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia was created in 1931 as a part of a reorganization of Georgia’s state government. With this act, public higher education in Georgia was unified for the first time under a single governing and management authority. The governor appoints members of the Board to a seven year term and regents may be reappointed to subsequent terms by a sitting governor. Regents donate their time and expertise to serve the state through their governance of the University System of Georgia – the position is a voluntary one without financial remuneration. Today the Board of Regents is composed of 19 members, five of whom are appointed from the state-at-large, and one from each of the state’s 14 congressional districts. The Board elects a chancellor who serves as its chief executive officer and the chief administrative officer of the University System. The Board oversees the 30 colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia and has oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library System.
The mission of the Chancellor’s Office is to serve the University System of Georgia, its Board of Regents and thirty institutions, the State of Georgia, and other constituencies by providing leadership in higher education and stewardship of state and University System resources.
- The Chancellor’s Office will promote a statewide perspective on higher education that attends to the current and developing needs of the State, its citizens and students, and relates them effectively to the University System and its institutions.
- The Chancellor’s Office will support the Board of Regents in furthering and achieving its vision for the University System by providing leadership in analyzing, monitoring, and anticipating higher education trends and developments, and by planning strategically for the future of the University System.
To learn more about the University System of Georgia, visit their website www.usg.edu.