CLEC Conference

Gov. Sonny Perdue‚ Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond‚ former Sen. Mack Mattingly and seven college and university presidents were among the guests on hand at the KSU Center April 11 for a Summit Conference on Developing a New Generation of Leaders for North Georgia‚ hosted by the RTM Center for Leadership‚ Ethics & Character.

Georgia (May 16, 2003) — Gov. Sonny Perdue‚ Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond‚ former Sen. Mack Mattingly and seven college and university presidents were among the guests on hand at the KSU Center April 11 for a Summit Conference on Developing a New Generation of Leaders for North Georgia‚ hosted by the RTM Center for Leadership‚ Ethics & Character.



Perdue served as the keynote speaker for the conference‚ while Thurmond gave the first Mickey Blackwell lecture‚ named in honor of an early and active supporter of the center.



Another of the Summit’s highlights was a panel discussion that featured seven presidents‚ including Kennesaw State University President Betty L. Siegel‚ Dalton State College President James A. Burran‚ Berry College President Scott Colley‚ North Georgia College and State University President Nathaniel Hansford‚ Reinhardt College President J. Thomas Isherwood‚ Floyd College President J. Randolph Pierce and Shorter College President Ed. L. Schrader.





 

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