Executives Join Board of KSU’s Coles College of Business

Several representatives of prominent national businesses based in the Metro Atlanta area have…

Georgia (Jun 8, 2005) — Executives Join Board of KSU’s Coles College of Business

Terri Thornton

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Several representatives of prominent national businesses based in the Metro Atlanta area have accepted positions on the Advisory Board of the Coles College of Business. They are: Dick Anderson‚ Vice Chairman of BellSouth Rick Bradley‚ Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Cingular Wireless Mike Keough‚ President and CEO‚ Caraustar Kerstin Valdes‚ Chief Internal Auditor for EarthLink‚ Inc.

Three of the four companies represented have long−standing relationships with the business school. The Coles College offers an Executive MBA for employees of BellSouth and Cingular‚ and Caraustar has endowed an academic chair in Operations Management‚ which is currently held by Professor Satya Chakravorty.

“We are glad to further enhance our connections to these businesses by adding these distinguished executives to our Board‚” said Dean Tim Mescon. “In addition‚” he added‚ “Kerstin Valdes’ perspective will be invaluable‚ as EarthLink is a great public company with deep roots in Atlanta.”

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 more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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