Stop Kennesaw State from merging with Southern Polytechnic State
  • Petitioned Hank Huckaby

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Board of Regents - University System of Georgia
Hank Huckaby

Stop Kennesaw State from merging with Southern Polytechnic State

    1. Catherine Brown
    2. Petition by

      Catherine Brown

      Acworth, GA

The announcement of the plan to consolidate Southern Polytechnic State University and Kennesaw State University has been met with a wide array of emotions on Southern Poly's campus. Various expressions of anger, concern, apprehension, and uncertainty have been the rule, rather than the exception. The actions taken by the board are indicative of a decision making process more concerned with deceit and bottom-line economics than the responsibility with which you have been charged; the responsibility to provide high-quality learning environments for all of Georgia's college students.
 
We, the undersigned students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, and supporters of Southern Polytechnic State University, are resolved to stop the proposed merger. We are dismayed by the closed-door, deceitful process through which the decision was made, and feel strongly that the cultures, identities, and missions of the two universities are incompatible. We ask for the immediate abandonment of the consolidation plan, and call for all future meetings regarding this issue to be both publicized and subject to comment. We are proud of our school, and will not stand by and watch it disappear in a flurry of bureaucratic dealings.

 

To:
Hank Huckaby, Board of Regents - University System of Georgia
Stop Kennesaw State from merging with Southern Polytechnic State

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Richard McCann MACON, GA
      • 3 months ago

      SPSU is a treasure. It should not be diluted by the proposed merger.

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    • George Wise DUBLIN, GA
      • 3 months ago

      I have been accepted at SPSU for fall 2014 and want to graduate from SPSU. Not Kennesaw State. I will go some place else before that happens.

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    • Janice Cochran AMHERST, NY
      • 4 months ago

      Making a decision like this without the full engagement of the Southern Polytechnic is a sure sign of self-interest.

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    • Betty Day BLAKELY, GA
      • 4 months ago

      Stay as is.

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    • James Thomas LTHONIA, GA
      • 4 months ago

      Everything SPSU!

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