One student asked Adams about electronic connections between campuses and student housing for the Griffin campus. While he doesn’t see housing facilities coming to Griffin in the foreseeable future, Adams said about $25 million will be invested over the next three years to fully integrate all campuses in the university’s electronic system.
Another student wanted to know if the UGA president could envision freshmen students at the Griffin campus any time soon.
Adams said that when the planning for the Griffin campus was done, the idea was for students to receive their two-year degree from Gordon College and then finish their bachelor’s degree here. Adams added that since UGA’s main campus in Athens had to turn down 13,000 Georgians this year, other campuses of the university will play an ever-bigger role in accommodating them.
“We are committed to the fact that the quality of your academic experience is consistent with the academic experience in Athens,” he said. “We are going to hold up our end of the bargain.”
Griffin resident Dr. Tommy Hopkins, who is a member of the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents, joined Adams’ meeting with the students and praised the university president at the end of the meeting.
“Dr. Adams has made the University of Georgia a world-class institution,” Hopkins said. “We all owe him a great deal of gratitude.”