County bestows gift of land to GGC

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, on behalf of Georgia Gwinnett College, the University System’s newest four-year institution of higher learning, accepted a donation of 40 acres of land from Gwinnett County during their monthly meeting today.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, on behalf of Georgia Gwinnett College, the University System’s newest four-year institution of higher learning, accepted a donation of 40 acres of land from Gwinnett County during their monthly meeting today.

“Georgia Gwinnett College is most appreciative of this gift of land,” said GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman following the Board of Regents meeting. “We are grateful to Chairman [Charles] Bannister and the commissioners for recognizing the need to expand our campus. They have each, and as a body, been very supportive of the college over the last several years and we are fortunate to have them at the helm of Gwinnett County.”

The land, in two tracts – 23.33 acres on the northwest side of the campus and 17.1 acres located on Collins Hill Road – will be used for various purposes including green space and for recreational purposes in the future.

“These parcels are outstanding additions to our campus,” Eddie Beauchamp, vice president of business and finance at the college said. “As we grow, expansion of our campus boundaries will be necessary, and this is an important beginning.”

The land has been surveyed and an environmental study has been completed – both conditions for accepting the land grant from the county.

“Georgia Gwinnett College is a vital asset to the Gwinnett community and we will continue to support its growth and development as a first-class educational institution in any way we can,” said Gwinnett County Chairman Charles Bannister.

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