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GSU’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Deepak Raghavan

December 2022
GSU’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Deepak Raghavan Deepak Raghavan has been honored with a 2022 Georgia State Distinguished Alumni Award for his work as a successful businessman, his philanthropic support for Georgia State, and his dedication to teaching. Raghavan, who earned an executive MBA from Georgia State in 1998 and returned to work on a PhD, is now teaching as a professor of practice in the university’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. In 1990, Raghavan cofounded Manhattan Associates Inc., a distribution and supply chain management software company, but then he left to pursue astronomy. He is president of his family’s foundation, which focuses on education, animal conservation, and children’s healthcare. His family foundation has established two endowments at the College of Arts & Sciences. He is the past chair of the Georgia State Foundation Board of Trustees and currently serves on the boards of Manhattan Associates, Woodward Academy, Zoo Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Foundation, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
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