Undergraduate from China joins advisory board of Coles College of Business

Stella Xu‚ an international student from Shanghai‚ China‚ has been chosen to be…

Georgia (Nov 30, 2004) — Undergraduate from China joins advisory board of Coles College of Business

Terri Thornton


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Stella Xu‚ an international student from Shanghai‚ China‚ has been chosen to be the first student ever to serve on the Advisory Board of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University (KSU).

“It was a surprise and an honor for me to be asked to serve on the board as the first student representative‚” says Xu‚ a senior majoring in management. “My goals are to be involved in strategy development‚ host various programs‚ build a stronger network for the Coles College and address concerns from a student point of view‚” she adds. “I also would like to see the Coles College gain more recognition nationally and internationally.”

In addition to her board position‚ Xu serves as Student Government International Senator‚ Presidential Fellow‚ Presidential Scholar‚ President of the Asia Club‚ President of the Chinese Student Association‚ Vice President of Students in Free Enterprise‚ Vice President of the Golden Key Honour Society and the Leader of the Diversity Task Force.

“Stella is a prototypical reflection of the global diversity in the Coles College‚” says Coles College Dean Tim Mescon. “She is bright‚ ambitious‚ has interned with Governor Perdue‚ and brings unique undergraduate insights to our Board.”

Xu has received an American Association of University Women scholarship‚ Allstate Leadership scholarship‚ and Georgia Executive Women scholarship. She has received the Outstanding Student Diversity Leadership Award‚ the Excellence in International Education Award and the Georgia Perimeter College Outstanding Alumni Award.

She has represented KSU at several regional and national conventions and business competitions‚ including the United National Youth Assembly‚ National Leadership Training for College Women‚ National International Educator Conference‚ the Students in Free Enterprise national conference‚ Golden Key International Conference and the International Conference on Global Ethics.
In addition to her academic achievements‚ Xu also donates time to community service projects. She helped plan‚ organize and build KSU’s first Habitat for Humanity house. She is also on the planning board of the Atlanta International Students Welcome Reception‚ where she helped initiate and implement the “Taste of Asia” event.

She currently works as a student assistant at the Office of the Vice President of Diversity and Human Resources at KSU.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚000 from 129 countries. The third largest university in the state‚ and a member of the 34−institution University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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 kennesaw.edu