The combination of SPSU and KSU has the potential to create a third formidable University in the state of Georgia and it can be done in a way that creates new opportunities for students while still maintaining some of attributes that currently make SPSU a unique place of learning.
As a current SPSU student I can tell you that I had the opportunity to apply to KSU when I was picking my college. I chose SPSU because I liked the small class sizes, the hands on labs, and accessibility to the professors. If I had wanted to graduate from KSU I would have gone there.
KSU SPSU merger makes no sense
You would think that the BoR would be more imaginative and forward thinking in championing the unique attributes that make SPSU standout among the other university system schools rather than erasing it to aid in creating another large regional university.
Since then, SPSU has grown at a controlled pace with a single minded commitment to quality, while KSU seems to have a single minded commitment to becoming bigger and bigger.
For too many of those 60 years Southern Tech has suffered like a child while being neglected as a division of Georgia Tech or simply underfunded by the BoR. But throughout the tough times it has made tremedous progress in expanding its programs of study, many that are unique offering in the state and growing to a respectable size for a speciality university.
I attended SPSU in the latter part of the 1970s (BSMET, 1978) and at that time the enrollment was virtually the same as KSU and we were a division of Georgia Tech, by the way.
The KSU and SPSU consolidation might be a positive thing for empire building KSU President Dr. Papp, but I can assure you that there is nothing positive of any kind for anyone associated with SPSU. This includes the current Nike Air Force 1 High Vintage Green
To completely erase the legacy 60 years of Southern Tech and just become the school of engineering and architecture at KSU may very well diminish the value of what SPSU has struggled to become.
To make any kind of decision that diminishes SPSU in any way will just contribute to this shortage. SPSU and Georgia Tech have been huge attractions to companies considering relocating to Georgia.
Martin how they feel about this move. Lockheed Martin has been a very significant corporate partner and employer of SPSU graduates for 60 years.
By doing this the BoR is actually reducing the variety of educational offerings to the state's residents, not improving them. At the end Nike Air Force 1 Low Top of the day when this merger is completed what Nike Air Force 8
It is well documented that we are facing a growing shortage of engineers and scientists in the United States.
While this merger might seem to make some sense to the Board of Regents simply because SPSU and KSU happen to be located within 10 miles of each other and they can save a few dollars by eliminating the very administration that has created the reputation that SPSU enjoys, the overall cost of this decision far outweighs any financial benefit.
will be the difference between UGA, Georgia Southern, KSU and even GSU for that matter. Aside from geographic location they will all be the same aside from UGA being the university of the system. I would rather go in debt at GA tech than to step foot on a KSU campus. I choose SPSU over the rest for specific reasons, and those are the same as everyone else: small class size, great reputation, and I won't be just another number. KSU is overrated and need us, we do not need them. When we decide we need help on writing a paper we will let you know, in the mean time leave us to the real hard work like calculus and you all stay down on your end arguing over grammar.
SPSU is a gem and will be destroyed under the tutelage of KSU. Starting now with this letter it is my intention to do whatever I possibly can to stop this absurd action and I strongly recommend that all the aforementioned stakeholders do the same. Particularly for SPSU. This seems to be a one sided takeover, not a merger that was handled behind close doors without any public discussion.
students, faculty, alumni, employers who seek to hire SPSU graduates, the city of and the state of Georgia. A degree from KSU in Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science will be worth virtually nothing without the reputation that SPSU has built over the past 60 years.
If any consolidation makes any kind of sense at all it would be to consolidate SPSU back into Georgia Tech, as it was when I attended SPSU, which by the way had some problems associated as well. SPSU has prospered into the institution it is because its leaders have totally focused on SPSU.
SPSU as we know it today will cease to exist as a result of this move. Current and future students will look for a technical education from an institution with a reputation that gives them a competitive advantage in the job market. Does anyone think for a second that such a degree from KSU will be any kind of competitive advantage?
Your opening comment makes no logical sense at all. Are you aware that UGA just opened their School of Engineering two years ago? So consolidating UGA and GA Tech would obviously be a completely different situation than merging SPSU and KSU. To the extent that there is very little overlap between the two schools, SPSU and KSU each bring to each other skill sets, knowledge and resources that each do not have on their own. Isn't that what a good marriage is all about?
If you learn nothing else in college, let it be this: Your only limitation is the limit of your imagination.
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DEAR EDITOR: The decision to consolidate Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University makes no more sense that consolidating UGA and Georgia Tech.
As with any new challenge, it's useful to first ask anybody else experienced this same situation? The answer is, of course, yes, and numerous previous examples give us a very simple solution: For those students who are already matriculating at SPSU, they should have the choice to have either SPSU on their diploma or KSU on their diploma when they graduate. For students entering SPSU beginning next Fall 2014, they have plenty of notice that they will graduate from KSU, so if not having SPSU on their diploma is a deal breaker, they can choose to attend another university.
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