Former provost Samuel Sullivan has served as interim president since Sept. 16, when George C. Bradley resigned after six years as president.
Paine College running back Jeff Menefee said he and his teammates are stunned that the program has been discontinued.
Interim president Samuel Sullivan said the board of trustees voted to suspend the program for two years, leaving the option to bring football back in the future.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into the largest school in the state.
Over the course of one year, Paine College experienced a campus shooting, an upheaval in administration, received its third accreditation sanction in three years and heard from hundreds of students demanding change.
Immaculate Conception Catholic School is now enrolling students in a new, fully inclusive special education program it plans to open in the 2015-16 school year.
Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.
Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
The details of Paine's troubles are unique, but the broader picture reflects shared problems among many HBCUs nationwide.