Title 20, Chapter 3, Section 58
(a) The board of regents is authorized to take or damage, by
condemnation, private property for public purposes of the university
system upon paying or tendering to the owner thereof just
compensation. Condemnation proceedings by the board may take the
forms provided in Chapter 2 of Title 22.
(b)(1) As used in this subsection, the term "public property" has the meaning provided for in Code Section 50-16-180.
(2) The board of regents is also authorized to acquire public property or an interest therein by condemnation and the power of eminent domain when such acquisition is approved by the State Commission on the Condemnation of Public Property as provided in Code Section 50-16-183. Condemnation proceedings by the board may take the forms provided in Article 3 of Chapter 2 of Title 22.