East Georgia State College’s Statesboro (EGSC-Statesboro) faculty and staff got a first look inside what will be their new home in January 2022.
EGSC-Statesboro is moving into the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on Georgia Southern’s campus.
Currently, the Nessmith-Lane Building is being renovated, though EGSC faculty and staff were able to walk through the area and look at the progress being made at the site.
“This relocation will improve the accessibility to the student services that are currently provided to EGSC-Statesboro students by Georgia Southern. There will be more opportunity and space for our students to engage and integrate with the campus community.”—Jessica Williamson, EGSC-Statesboro Director.
EGSC-Statesboro Director Jessica Williamson led the group through the building beginning
at the front entrance. The group then made their way through the faculty office area and the classroom spaces. Renovations at the new site are expected to wrap up in December. EGSC will begin the moving process to the new building over the winter break and be fully operational for the 2022 Spring semester beginning in January.
The new space will offer offices for faculty and staff, an Academic Center for Excellence
(A.C.E.), classrooms and convenient access to Georgia Southern’s campus.
Process began in 2018
East Georgia State College’s Statesboro campus will return to the Georgia Southern University campus.
Leadership at the two schools began working through the details in 2018 of relocating East Georgia’s campus with a goal of having the full transition complete by Spring 2020. The plan consists of renovating GSU’s Continuing Education Center in the NeSmith-Lane Building to house East Georgia. Once that move is complete, Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Center will move to the current East Georgia campus on Highway 301 South, near Ogeechee Technical College.