AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz has been named to Georgia Trend’s list of “100 Most Influential Georgians” for a fifth consecutive year.
Included in this month’s issue of the magazine, the 2015 list includes individuals from Georgia’s government, education, and business sectors, and is based on leadership, power, and influence criteria.
“I am honored to be included among the state’s most influential leaders – those who work year round to make a positive impact on the lives of Georgians across the state,” Azziz said. “I would also like to congratulate Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and Augusta Economic Development Authority Director Walter Sprouse, two city leaders who have exhibited a continued commitment to move Augusta forward.”
Also on the cover is “Georgian of the Year” University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby who was named for his strong, steady, and principled leadership of Georgia’s University System.
According to the magazine’s editorial staff, “Some of the notables wield their influence in the limelight; others work behind the scenes. But all of them impact the daily lives of Georgians everywhere.”
Jerry Gonzalez, founder and Executive Director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Sam Zamarripa, Co-chairman of The Essential Economy Council, and Helen Ho, founding Executive Director of Asian American Legal Advocacy Center are among the Notable Georgians.
Other area leaders include Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and Augusta Economic Development Authority Executive Director Walter Sprouse, Jr., who were both named to the magazine’s 2015 list of “Notable Georgians.”
GRU to offer new doctoral degree in education
The College of Education at Georgia Regents University will offer a new doctoral degree in educational innovation – the university’s first doctoral degree outside of health and medicine.
“Education is such an important component of our society and we are grateful to have the opportunity to help produce educators who will be effective leaders in both the classroom and as administrators,” said Dr. Wayne Lord, Associate Dean of GRU’s College of Education and program coordinator. “We are pleased to have in place faculty who are ready to lead the research and educational efforts to make this a successful doctoral program known for responding to real problems of practice.
This doctoral program is a three-year, cohort-driven program focused on equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to learn how to respond to evolving educational systems and foster innovation in both the classroom and in leadership positions.
The coursework addresses problems of educational practice through the study of leadership and interpersonal dynamics, educational change, leading innovations in teaching and learning, and equity and social justice.