Corporate Governance Center celebrates 10th anniversary

The National Association of Corporate Directors‚ Atlanta chapter‚ recently recognized…

Georgia (Oct 26, 2005) — Corporate Governance Center celebrates 10th anniversary

Frances Weyand


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The National Association of Corporate Directors‚ Atlanta chapter‚ recently recognized the Corporate Governance Center‚ which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Center Director and professor of management and entrepreneurship Paul Lapides‚ accounting professor Dr. Dana Hermanson and forensic accountant Bobby Vick‚ of Vick & Co.‚ were each presented with a plaque recognizing their “pioneering vision and ongoing leadership in the field of corporate governance.”

Founded in 1995‚ the center is composed of more than 20 professors from 10 universities‚ and is nationally recognized as one of the leading providers of corporate governance information to directors‚ CEOs and other senior executives‚ researchers‚ professors‚ advisers and the public. That same year‚ KSU became the fifth school to offer director−education programs‚ joining Harvard‚ Wharton‚ Stanford and Northwestern. The center’s programs and services promote effective corporate governance for public‚ private and nonprofit enterprises.

“The vision we had was to become a leading source of information on corporate governance for anyone who might be interested in the field‚” Lapides said. “There was‚ and still is‚ a tremendous opportunity for directors to improve what they do‚ and to increase their understanding of what their duties and responsibilities are as directors.”

And‚ true to that vision‚ over the last 10 years the center has consulted with practitioners‚ authored relevant research‚ and provided expert and unbiased analysis to the news media.

"The Kennesaw Governance Center is a jewel in the realm of director education and research institutes‚” James Kristie‚ editor and associate publisher of Directors & Boards‚ said.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the 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