Africana studies and African-American studies to merge into one program

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Ashton Christianson

STATESBORO — The Africana studies program in Statesboro and the Armstrong campus’s African-American studies program are being restructured and merged, according to an announcement Wednesday at the Student Government Association meeting.

“It is being restructured into something that is a bit more visible to students on campus and something a bit more viable,” KeyShawn Housey, vice president of student engagement for SGA, said.

The two programs currently have separate focuses. The Africana studies program on the Statesboro campus focuses on international topics, while Armstrong’s African-American studies focus is geared more toward the United States.

Housey said that the Africana studies program needs more support.

“It’s a good program, it just needs a lot of support from the administration, and there is a need for faculty support as well,” Housey said.

Other business

TaJuan Wilson, associate vice president for inclusive excellence, will visit next week’s SGA meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Russell Union Theater on the Statesboro campus.

Ashton Christianson, The George-Anne News Reporter,