Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sethna Named to Georgia Trend's Most Influential

The annual list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians published each January by Georgia Trend magazine once again included Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of the University of West Georgia.

Sethna, who has been named to the list multiple times, joins other prominent Georgians such as Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Arthur Blank, owner and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Force; Erroll Davis, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia; John Lewis, U.S. Congressman; and Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia.

“I am truly honored to be included in the 2009 list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians,” Sethna said. “It is my pleasure to be among this set of distinguished Georgians. Such an honor is possible only because of the excellent faculty and staff colleagues at the University of West Georgia, its wonderful students, and its great friends and supporters.”

UWG alum Bill Bolling, executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, is also included on this list.

According to Georgia Trend editors, “Georgia’s Power List” spotlights prominent figures in business, politics, government, science and education, and are selected by the editorial staff as “the people who keep Georgia moving in one direction or another: influence can follow diverse paths.”

Sethna is in his 15th year as president of UWG, a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 11,250 students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Richards College of Business, College of Education, Nursing School and Graduate School.

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