• The board welcomed new member Johnny Grant. He is the Economic Development and Community Engagement Coordinator for Georgia College and will represent Gov. Nathan Deal's stake in authority goals.
• CSHLRA selected a firm to create a conceptual campus master plan. Once the contract is initiated, the first phase, costing $15,000, will be completed within 90 days, according to Couch.
• Georgia College professors of biology and environmental sciences, Dr. Kalina Monoylov and Dr. Sam Mutiti, have senior capstone students commissioned to publish biodiversity studies at Central State Hospital. Monoylov said interested faculty could expand student and community knowledge of the vast 1,900-acre campus's scientific diversity. The board is willing to partner with GC to provide future on-site lab and classroom space for education development.
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