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Sethna Amongst the “100 Most Influential Georgians” - Again

March 2006
Sethna Amongst the “100 Most Influential Georgians” - Again

Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, professor of business administration and president of the University of West Georgia, is one of the "The 100 Most Influential Georgians," according to the annual list of the State's most powerful citizens compiled by the Georgia Trend magazine.

Senior Editor Jerry Grillo wrote in the January issue, "The makeup of the list from year to year represents the editors' view of the continual shifting and changing of power and influence in the state."

Sethna, who has been at UWG's helm since 1994, joins the likes of Governor Sonny Perdue, Atlanta philanthropist Bernie Marcus, Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox, United States Congressman John Lewis, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Sears, and James Cox Kennedy, CEO of Cox Enterprises, Inc., as just a few of the power brokers who made "the list." Giving its reasons for why Sethna made the list, the magazine wrote, "Under his leadership, West Georgia has moved from college to university, with 22 percent of its 10,200 students in the graduate school. But at the same time, West Georgia has established a national reputation for undergraduate research."

In addition to Sethna, some others named to the list from the University System of Georgia include Dr. Michael Adams, president of the University of Georgia; Dr. Carl Patton, president of Georgia State University; Dr. Daniel Rahn, president of the Medical College of Georgia; Dr. G. Wayne Clough, president of Georgia Institute of Technology; and Dr. Betty Siegel, former president of Kennesaw State University.

Since moving to Georgia in 1994, Sethna has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. In 1999, he was named Carroll County Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. And in 2000, he was presented a Resolution of Commendation from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In 2002, The Times-Georgian newspaper named him, along with UWG, the #1 Mover, Shaker & Newsmaker in Carroll County.

The 2006 list of "The 100 Most Influential Georgians," the second time Sethna has been included, is an additional honor for Sethna. "I am deeply honored at being named as one of Georgia Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians," Sethna said. "Professionally, I owe this recognition to my many wonderful faculty and staff colleagues, my students, and UWG supporters. Personally, this is a tribute the role of my family in my life."

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