Review of Dr. Ricardo Azziz Released by Georgia Board of Regents - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Review of Dr. Ricardo Azziz Released by Georgia Board of Regents

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At the request of Dr. Ricardo Azziz, the Georgia Board of Regents has conducted a review of Georgia Regents University.

In regards to the review, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby released the following statement:

"We have received the report and accept the findings. I appreciate the work that has been done and am satisfied that Georgia Regents University's action plan will address the issues identified. Dr. Azziz and the GRU community have our support and we will continue to provide appropriate oversight."

A statement has also been issued by Dr. Ricardo Azziz which reads:

"GRU is a large, complex, and evolving institution and the transformative efforts we are undertaking have no precedent. Notwithstanding, I am sorry that in this situation my staff and I were not aware of relevant policies, relying instead on past practice. The external review that we requested has resulted in clarification and our better understanding of University System of Georgia Board of Regents' policies, and we have already begun corrective actions to address each of the issues identified. We are also continuing the assessment of our own policies and procedures which was initiated prior to consolidation. As President of the institution, I accept full responsibility for the issues identified in the report. My team and I are firmly committed to implementing our action plan to address and correct those issues."

You can read the entire Special Review of Georgia Regents University HERE.

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