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Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) is a consortium of sixteen distinguished liberal arts colleges and universities. They are nationally recognized institutions located in the South, encompassing twelve states. Read more about the mission of ACS.

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Centenary College freshmen entering in fall 2014 will begin their college experience with immersive study in Paris, France. With this venture, Centenary joins a very small number of colleges and universities across the nation that offers a shared international study experience to first-year students. Centenary in Paris is part of the college’s new August immersive segment of the fall semester. The first course new Centenary students take begins and ends on campus and will include eight to ten days in Paris. Centenary faculty will teach each course and the trip will be supervised by Centenary faculty and staff. Full Story

Furman University and Greenville Health System (GHS) have entered into a new academic partnership that will allow Furman to develop innovative programs for undergraduate students interested in health-related careers and provide them with an array of hands-on experiences at one of the Southeast’s largest health systems. As part of the agreement, Furman will be GHS’ primary undergraduate partner, providing its faculty and students, as well as those of other colleges in the area, with distinctive opportunities to study and work with healthcare professionals at GHS in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Full Story

Rollins College and Jindal Global University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on promoting liberal arts and humanities education. The Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities offers a multidisciplinary education that mixes the classical and the contemporary within a global framework. Full Story

Sewanee: The University of the South has announced that it will guarantee tuition, room and board for four years for the college class entering the university next fall. The tuition will remain level from the Fall 2014 through Spring 2018 semesters. In fact, no student enrolled in the college next fall who goes on to graduate in four years will have to worry about a price increase during his or her time at the university. Full Story


Associated Colleges of the South Appoints R. Owen Williams as Next President

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The Associated Colleges of the South has appointed R. Owen Williams, Ph.D., as its new president effective July 1, 2014. An eloquent champion for the liberal arts, Dr. Williams brings a unique blend of experience, having served as president of Transylvania University since 2010, following a 24-year career as a Wall Street investment banker and a 10-year period of scholarly preparation as a historian at Yale University, Harvard Law School, and New York University School of Law. He will succeed Wayne Anderson, Ph.D., who will retire this year, having served as the president of the 16-member consortium since its founding in 1991. Full release

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* Spring 2014 Palladian -- our most recent newsletter (PDF)

* Sweet Sixteen: Great Colleges of the South -- book published by ACS



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