Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named three University of West Georgia administrators as part of the group of Atlanta’s top educational leaders in its second annual Education “Who’s Who.”
UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna, Richards College of Business Dean Faye McIntyre and Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas J. Hynes all made the prestigious list of pivotal players in the regional and national sphere of education.
Sethna, a professor of business administration, became president at the university in 1994. During his tenure, the institution doubled student enrollment, acquired university status and achieved the designation as a doctoral granting institution.
Sethna also helped start Georgia’s first Advanced Academy, a residential program for gifted high school students.
Dean McIntyre, a professor of marketing, is also a Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise and has served as dean in the Richards College of Business since 2005. The RCOB academic business programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction achieved by fewer than fifteen percent of business schools worldwide.
In addition, the RCOB is one of only approximately four percent of schools with separate AACSB accreditation for its accounting program. Other successes include a doubling of enrollment in its MBA program, the establishment of the Executive Roundtable and Executive in Residence programs and sponsorship of the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast.
Hynes, now serving as interim president at Clayton State University, has served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at UWG for 13 years. A professor of mass communications, Hynes also served as acting president of UWG in place of Sethna on two occasions.