Lapides appointed to Corporate Board Member academic council

Corporate Board Member‚ the premier journal for corporate directors and boards‚ has…

Georgia (Jul 9, 2001) — Lapides appointed to Corporate Board Member academic council



Corporate Board Member‚ the premier journal for corporate directors and boards‚ has announced the appointment of Paul D. Lapides to its academic council. Lapides is co−founder and director of the Corporate Governance Center at the Michael J. Coles College of Business‚ Kennesaw State University‚ where he is also a professor of management and entrepreneurship.

The purpose of the academic council is to identify emerging trends in corporate governance and issues impacting today's corporate boardrooms. The council is made up of the leading academic authorities on board governance and includes professors from Harvard Business School; Tuck School of Business‚ Dartmouth College; University of Chicago; Anderson Graduate School of Management‚ University of California‚ Los Angeles; Stern School of Business‚ New York University; University of Delaware; and Kennesaw State. The council convened in May for its first set of roundtable discussions in Boston.

Lapides is nationally recognized for his work in corporate governance. He has published more than 100 articles and books‚ and advised hundreds of start−up‚ growth and mid−market companies as well as many of America's Fortune 500 companies. "I am delighted and honored by the appointment‚" said Lapides. "Jay Lorsch‚ Harvard's‚ academic council member inspired me to study corporate governance in 1990 and later to open KSU's Corporate Governance Center."

The proceedings of the roundtable will be published in a Corporate Board Member supplement titled "Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance." The supplement will be distributed to the CEOs‚ board chairs‚ presidents and directors of every publicly traded company. In addition‚ the proceedings will be available on the Web at

"Our goal for the council is to identify emerging trends in America's boardrooms through council roundtables‚ interviews and selected research‚" said Corporate Board Member Chief Operating Officer T.K. Kerstetter. "Our belief is that directors‚ officers‚ educators and students can benefit as we create a more focused approach to this cottage industry commonly referred to as governance."


The Corporate Governance Center‚ founded in 1995‚ is nationally recognized as a leading provider of corporate governance information to directors‚ CEOs and other senior executives‚ researchers‚ professors‚ advisors‚ and other interested parties. Comprised of 22 professors from eleven universities‚ the center is international in scope and interdisciplinary in its approach. Collectively‚ these professors have published more than 1‚200 articles and books on a variety of management and boardroom issues. Through research‚ writing‚ teaching and advising the Corporate Governance Center has had the privilege of working with thousands of directors‚ CEOs‚ and other senior executives.

Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 13‚500‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit