At the request of the President, the Office of Legal Affairs represents the University in negotiations for the purchase or lease of real property. All such transactions are subject to the approval of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and are carried out by Assistant Attorneys General of the State of Georgia. Georgia Southern University has no in-house authority to enter into real estate purchase and sale or lease agreements. The Office of Legal Affairs acts as a liaison with the Board of Regents’ Office of Facilities and the Georgia Department of Law in such transactions.
Georgia Southern University enjoys a cooperative relationship with Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation, Inc. This separately incorporated organization has assisted the University with the purchase, construction or remodel of ten projects on the Georgia Southern Campus.
Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation
Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Georgia corporation and a recognized cooperative organization of Georgia Southern University. The Housing Foundation’s goal is to assist the University in expanding and improving its Physical Facilities for the benefit of Georgia Southern’s students.
The Housing Foundation has formed six Limited Liability Companies (“LLC’s”) to enter into bond transactions for the purpose of financing these expansions and improvements. By entering into agreements with the Bulloch County Development Authority, each LLC has participated in the issuance of one of six series of tax-exempt bonds, the proceeds of which have been used for the betterment of the Georgia Southern campus. In particular, the Housing Foundation LLC’s have helped finance these projects:
- Southern Courtyard
- Southern Pines
- Eagle Village
- J.I. Clements Stadium renovation and expansion
- Iron Works renovation and expansion
- Soccer and Track Stadium
- Recreation Activity Center renovation and expansion
- University Villas
- Centennial Place
- Freedom’s Landing
- Dining Commons
- Lakeside Dining Commons
President: Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D.
Vice President/Treasurer: Robert L. Whitaker
Secretary: Maura C. Copeland
Jaimie L. Hebert, Ph.D.
Robert L. Whitaker
Trip C. Addison
F. Thomas David
P.O. Box 8020-1
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
Last updated: 3/6/2017