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 to the Board, who each serve seven years. 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 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 31 colleges and universities: four research universities, four comprehensive universities, 10 state universities, and 13 state colleges. These institutions enroll over 300,000 students and employ over 40,000 faculty and staff to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.
As part of the mission of the University System, public service and continuing education act as an interface between the 31 institutions and the communities that they serve. Such activities are an extension of the traditional on-campus learning process and have been established to improve the welfare of Georgia's citizens and serve business, industry, government, and professional organizations.
C. Dean Alford, P.E.
W. Paul Bowers
Larry R. Ellis
Rutledge A. Griffin, Jr.
C. Thomas Hopkins, M.D.
James M. Hull
Donald M. Leebern, Jr.
Doreen S. Poitevint
Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Vice Chair
Scott E. Smith
Kessel Stelling Jr.
Benjamin J. Tarbutton III
Richard L. Tucker
Thomas Rogers Wade
Don L. Waters
Philip A. Wilheit, Sr., Chair
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Georgia Regents University, Augusta
Georgia State University, Atlanta
University of Georgia, Athens
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw
University of West Georgia, Carrollton
Valdosta State University, Valdosta
Albany State University, Albany
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah
Augusta State University, Augusta
Clayton State University, Morrow
Columbus State University, Columbus
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus
Savannah State University, Savannah
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton
Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta
Bainbridge State College, Bainbridge
College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick
Dalton State College, Dalton
Darton State College, Albany
East Georgia State College, Swainsboro
Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville
Georgia Highlands College, Rome
Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur
Gordon State College, Barnesville
Middle Georgia State College, Cochran
South Georgia College, Douglas