Gov. Nathan Deal has stepped into a hornets nest. And we’re not talking about charter schools. From the Athens Banner-Herald:
The group pushing to keep Augusta in the name of the newly consolidated university has initiated discussions with Board of Regents members looking for a possible compromise, officials said.
Nick Evans, the chairman of the Save the A campaign, said members of the group met last week with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Board of Regents “leadership,” including Chancellor Hank Huckaby and board Chairman Ben Tarbutton III.
At issue is the Board of Regents decision to give the consolidated Augusta State and Georgia Health Service universities the name of Georgia Regents University.
The name choice has already provoked a trademark infringement lawsuit by Regents University in Virginia. The Banner-Herald article includes this paragraph:
Deal’s spokesman, Brian Robinson, said the governor facilitated the meeting in an effort to find a resolution to the contentious issue.
The problem? When these relationships don’t work out, everyone blames the matchmaker.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider