Information provided by Clayton State University
Morrow, GA – For the fifth time in university history, Clayton State enthusiastically met with Central Georgia Technical College to further build upon its strong relationship. On Wednesday, February 7, the two institutions signed a new articulation agreement to provide students with greater educational opportunities and access in Legal and Paralegal Studies between both institutions.
According to Prof. Antoinette France-Harris, Clayton State’s Legal Studies program coordinator, the agreements are “designed to ease the transition and minimize loss of credit and course duplication for transferring students who have received their A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies and are now seeking their B.S. in Legal Studies at Clayton State.”
Picture Caption (From Left to Right), Kevin Demmitt, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and Dr. Georj Lewis, Clayton State president, sign agreement.
“Most students who pursue their B.S. in Legal Studies are either interested in becoming paralegals or attending law school after graduation,” France-Harris said. “The Legal Studies Program is particularly attractive because all program options can be completed fully online.”
France-Harris further described the university’s ABA-approved B.S. in Legal Studies program as one of “high quality,” while further highlighting both its affordability and its availability as the only public option in the State of Georgia.
Both university presidents were on sight and, surrounded by several members of their respective staffs, expressed their utmost excitement in working together to build both stronger relationships among their institutions, as well as stronger educations for their students.
Picture Caption (From Left to Right), DeAnn Nester, vice president of Academic Affairs at CGTC and Dr. Ivan Allen, Central Georgia Technical College president.
“While this is not the first time Clayton State has established such agreements with our friends in the technical college system, we are still excited at the prospect that our partnerships will further enhance the expansive education of the next generation of Georgians,” said Dr. Georj L. Lewis, president of Clayton State University.
“This agreement with Clayton State will expand opportunities for CGTC students and enhance their academic success,” said DeAnn Nester, vice president of Academic Affairs at CGTC. “All of this is made possible through seamless transferability, curriculum alignment, and enhanced pathways of progression toward degrees for our students.”