CAU Recognized at CAU Day at the Capitol

CAU shares legislative priorities with the State of Georgia

Clark Atlanta University was recognized today for its history, numerous accomplishments, and economic impact on the state today at Clark Atlanta University Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

The four-page resolution marking the day lists a wide range of the university’s accomplishments, including the University is a founding member of the Georgia Research Alliance, home of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, one of the nation’s largest academic prostate cancer research centers; and home of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development, which has increased the level of competitiveness among CAU graduates and local entrepreneurs.

The resolution also touts the university’s high-flying accolades, among them CAU being named one of the top performers on social mobility in the nation, coming in at No. 69; the School of Education ranking as the No. 3 school of education in Georgia; the School of Business ranking as the No. 9 MBA program in Georgia; and the Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work’s No. 5 ranking by the most recent U.S. News and World Report.

According to the resolution, Clark Atlanta University’s economic impact on the state of Georgia is $541 million in combined gross sales, a direct impact of $400 million, and 3,282 full and part-time jobs that contribute to Georgia’s economy.

Additionally, President George T. French, Jr., shared CAU’s legislative priorities, including education, business, mental health, cancer health and wellness, the arts, and cyber-physical systems. He was also joined by CAU students and faculty, who will inform legislators on CAU’s history, accomplishments, and the achievements of the university’s students and alumni.

“We do not take for granted the hard work that our Georgia legislators do to ensure the students of Clark Atlanta University receive the support they need to excel and thrive as they enter into the workforce,” said President French. “More than 39 percent of our enrolled students are from Georgia, and upon graduation, they make the great state of Georgia their home.

“The schools on our campus, including our School of Education, Business, Social Work, and Arts and Sciences, are ranked among the top in the country producing talented alumni who are competitive on the local, national, and international levels and part of this success is because of the support we receive from the State.  This is why CAU Day at the Capitol is important.”

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