Georgia Regents University Augusta is a public university located in Augusta, Georgia, United States and is the oldest such institution in the state of Georgia (while the University of Georgia is the oldest state chartered university in Georgia and the United States); because it was initially chartered as a high school, the Academy of Richmond County in 1900 was one of only four public high schools in the state.
On August 10, 2012, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the merger of the school by fall 2013 with nearby Georgia Health Sciences University. The board named the new university after itself as Georgia Regents University, which has caused considerable controversy in Augusta. It also quickly triggered a lawsuit for alleged trademark infringement by Regent University in Virginia.
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