New members join Coles College advisory board

Two prominent members of Metro Atlanta’s business community have joined the Advisory board of the…

Georgia (May 23, 2006) — New members join Coles College advisory board

Terri Thornton


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Two prominent members of Metro Atlanta’s business community have joined the Advisory board of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

They are:

C. Ross Berry‚ Chief Executive Officer of Kennestone Cardiovascular Consultants‚ P.C.

Jill Paradies Nagel‚ Regional Human Resource Manager for the Southeast Region of The Paradies Shops

The Advisory board helps guide the Coles College in its mission to provide high quality‚ applied business education for residents of metropolitan Atlanta and the broader Northwest Georgia region.

“The Advisory Board is a crucial part of our real−world outreach into the business community‚” says Coles College Dean Tim Mescon‚ who holds the Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Entrepreneurial Management. “It represents a cross−section of local business leaders from a variety of disciplines including healthcare‚ manufacturing‚ telecommunications‚ public utilities‚ real estate‚ retailing‚ publishing‚ travel‚ consulting‚ professional services and the nonprofit world. Jill and Ross will be valued advisors as we move forward in our mission.”

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