Atlanta developer James Jacoby to speak at Kennesaw State Oct. 30
Atlantic Station visionary discusses his plans for the future
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 24, 2012…
(Oct 24, 2012) —
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 24, 2012) — James (Jim) Jacoby, chairman, founder and chief executive of The Jacoby Group, will
speak at the Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series hosted by the Michael J. Coles
College of Business Oct. 30.
Jacoby, the visionary behind Atlantic Station, has earned a reputation as "the business-savvy
developer with a social conscience" and renown as an innovative leader in the industry
for his understanding that the nation’s environment and economy are inextricably linked.
His speech will focus on two of his current projects — Brownfield Redevelopment Aerotropolis,
the development Jacoby envisions for the former Ford plant, and Marine Studios/OCEAN-X,
a production studio for marine biologists.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
2 – 3:15 p.m.
Prillaman Hall – Room 1000
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80
graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and
nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit
University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution
with a growing population of 24,600 students from more than 130 countries.
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.