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Official: Brenau's reorganization will not affect regional campus operations

GAINESVILLE -- Brenau University has officially reorganized its academic programs, consolidating three previous academic units into more logical groupings to streamline management and use resources more efficiently, officials announced this week.

The reorganization puts all of the university's academic programs under two banners -- the Graduate School and the Undergraduate School. Previously, the three units were the Women's College, the Online College and the Evening and Weekend College -- each with a mix of undergraduate and graduate programs.

"The previous organization really only differentiated between the three teaching platforms -- online, evening and weekend programs on regional campuses and the Women's College in Gainesville," said Jim Southerland. Brenau's provost and vice president for academic affairs. "The reorganization really will not affect those platforms, but it will make a huge difference in the execution of the university's long-range growth strategy."

Brenau will continue its operations of regional campuses, including the North Atlanta campus in Norcross. Other campuses are located in Gainesville, Augusta, Kings Bay and Fairburn.

In the new organization, the 132-year-old Women's College, with Southerland said "remains the crown jewel of Brenau University," will be part of the university's Undergraduate School. The Undergraduate School, however, now also oversees all the coeducational undergraduate programs that operate on all of Brenau's regional campuses and online, a news release states.