Sethna Elected as ARCHE Chair

Thursday, July 2, 2009

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna began serving as chair for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education this month after being elected by the ARCHE board of trustees.

University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna began serving as chair for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education this month after being elected by the ARCHE board of trustees.ARCHE, founded in 1938, is a nonprofit organization made up of 20 colleges and universities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. ARCHE's membership also includes six regional-affiliated libraries and 12 corporate and nonprofit community partners. 

“I am honored to serve as chair of ARCHE's board at this important point in the organization's history,” said Sethna.  “It is a pleasure to work with the ARCHE staff as an intrinsic member of the team. I am privileged to serve with 19 exceptional presidential colleagues who make it their business each day to further the cause of higher education in Georgia and to further the cause of economic and intellectual development in our state.”

Other elected officers of ARCHE for 2009-2010 are Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum, new vice chair; Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp, treasurer for a second term; and Emory University President James W. Wagner, immediate past chair and executive committee member.

The ARCHE organization is dedicated to strengthening public support for higher education, promoting economic and community development and advancing the Atlanta region as a premier place to live, learn work and play.

ARCHE also offers cooperative programs  - such as library sharing and cross registration for courses - that help member higher education institutions share their academic strengths and expand opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

The diversity of programs, world-class faculties and facilities, and educational resources of ARCHE member institutions make the Atlanta region one of America's leading centers for higher education.

For more information on ARCHE, go to http://www.atlantahighered.org.