Middle Georgia State Becomes University July 1

Author: WMAZ
Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:09 PM
Category: In the News

Macon, GA

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Middle Georgia State College officially becomes a university July 1st.

But getting there isn't easy.

"We have a grand total of over 650 signs that we're going to be replacing or updating," said David Sims of the institution's facilities department.

Those cost about $300,000 and include a billboard on the interstate and campus entry signs, podiums, police cars, posters seals even aircraft for the five different campuses.

Not everything old is out. The colors and mascot are staying, but everything MGSC will need the university label.

"The big deal is the look and feel of each campus will be consistent," Sims said.

And the branding shift extends beyond signs roadside and on campus to the school's book store which is preparing to roll out new T-shirts bearing the university name.

But at its core, Chief of Staff Albert Abrams says the transition is about increasing enrollment.

"Ultimately, we'd like to have 9,000 students on campus," he said.