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Media Advisory: Governor Perdue To Help University System of Georgia Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

Atlanta — August 2, 2007

WHO: Sonny Perdue. Governor – speaker
Allan Vigil, chair , Board of Regents, University System of Georgia – speaker
Erroll B. Davis Jr., chancellor, University System of Georgia – speaker
Elridge McMillan, member , Board of Regents – speaker
Chenelle Marshall, Georgia State University student – inspirational remarks
Melissa Fontaine, Columbus State University faculty member – soloist

WHAT: A celebratory program, followed by a reception

WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8


  • 12:15 p.m. – Procession of regents, chancellor and members of the University System Office staff from 270 Washington Street to the State Capitol
  • 12:35 p.m. – Program begins
  • 12:50 p.m. – Gov. Perdue delivers greetings and a proclamation
  • 1:10 p.m. – Program concludes with reception

WHERE: South Atrium of the State Capitol

WHY: In celebration of the Board of Regents’ diamond jubilee, representing 75 years of transforming lives through higher education. The newly formed Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia held its first meeting in 1932, unifying public higher education in Georgia for the first time under a single governing and management authority.

NOTE: The Georgia Building Authority offers public parking for $5 per day at five parking lots located around Capitol Hill.

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