The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia established this institution in 1961. It opened in 1964, with Brunswick and Glynn County citizens providing a $1 million bond issue for construction of buildings and purchase of land. Most of the facilities on the College's beautiful 193-acre campus were built during the 1970s. From the late 1980s until 2009, the College offered both associate programs in higher education and postsecondary technical and adult programs. The Regents authorized a satellite location to serve Camden County residents in 1992 and classes began in the former Kingsland Elementary School in 1993. A new permanent facility, the Camden Center, opened in 2004. Armed with a new mission and vision, the College has embarked on a decade long strategic growth initiative. From its current semester enrollment peak of over 3,000 students, the College plans academic and infrastructure expansions to accommodate some 10,000 students in the future. Degrees in Business, Nursing and Education have commenced and new graduates will enhance Southeast Georgia's reputation as an outstanding place to live, work and grow. Additional degree programs, innovative service initiatives, student life and residential options, and a fresh spirit of civic engagement are on the horizon.