News and Honors

Sethna Announces Retirement to the Community
Dear Colleagues: The birth, development and maturing of a university is not unlike the development of persons. This university was born as an infant junior college in the dark days of the Great Depression, and in its infancy it was led and nurtured by the vision and hard work of its legendary first president, Irvine S. Ingram, whose spirit on campus is felt today, and who is remembered with structures bearing his name. He was followed by ensuing presidents, who led that junior college through its infancy to a four-year college that granted its first degrees to the graduating class of 1958. I was privileged to be the last president of that West Georgia College, to become the first (and, fortunately – because that was not a name we cherished, the only) president of the State University of West Georgia, and to be the first president of this great institution, the University of West Georgia. In short, I have been privileged to be at the helm when the visions of Dr. Ingram and those who followed matured from dream to reality.

Sethna Honored as Distinguished Alumnus of IIMA
University of West Georgia President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was recently honored by the institution as it celebrated its 50th anniversary. IIMA, as part of marking its milestone, awarded the designation of distinguished alumnus to 40 alumni recipients, including Sethna.

UWG President Wins Multicultural Leadership Award
University of West Georgia President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna was awarded the Multicultural Leadership Award at the Georgia Leadership Conference on Sept. 29. The conference, held by the Georgia Diversity Council, falls under the National Diversity Council.

Sethna Concludes Term as ARCHE Chair
University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna recently concluded his term as chair of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. For the coming year, he will still serve on the executive committee as the immediate past chair.

Sethna, Others Visit Israel to Enhance Bilateral Academic Cooperation
A group of university presidents from across the United States, including UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna and the leader of a major U.S. higher education association, traveled to Israel on an educational program sponsored by Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee.

Sethna Honored at USA India Business Summit
Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, President of the University of West Georgia, recently received the Community Builder Award at the 2011 USA India Business Summit.

Sethna Receives Prestigious GOPIO Award
University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna, along with 17 other awardees, recently received honors from The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, for his commitment and active dedication to the cause of the community.

Sethna Honored with Distinguished Asian Pacific American Legacy Award
The Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region (FNAS) and partners honored Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, UWG president, with the Distinguished Asian Pacific American Legacy Award at the 2010 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month symposium at the National Archives of Atlanta earlier this month.

Sethna is One of Most Influential 100 in Georgia, 2011
Georgia Trend has again named University of West Georgia President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna to its annual list of 100 Most Influential Georgians.