Clark Atlanta University Faculty Member Dr. Jamie Pleasant accepted into Mensa International


Sam D. Burston

ATLANTA, GA – June 3, 2019 Clark Atlanta University today announced that Dr. Jamie Pleasant; Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean of the Business School has been accepted and rewarded membership into Mensa International.

Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved IQ (intelligence test) that has been properly administered and supervised. There is no other qualification or disqualification for membership eligibility. Candidates for membership in Mensa must achieve a score at or above the 98th percentile on a standard test of intelligence (a score that is greater than or equal to that achieved by 98 percent of the general population taking the test). Roland Berrill and Dr. Lance Ware founded Mensa in 1946 in England. According to American Mensa, Ltd., the Latin word mensa has several meanings: "mind," "table" and "month." Mensa was created to serve as a round-table society for highly intelligent people to meet on a monthly basis. Now an international organization, there are about 100,000 members in 100 countries throughout the world. The population of Mensans (as members are called) is extremely diverse. Men, women and children of various national, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds belong to Mensa. Occupational and professional backgrounds are equally varied. Police officers, homemakers, scientists, truck drivers, physicians, farmers, artists and many others hold membership in the organization. Although members' ages range from around four years to 90+ years, the two largest age groups are 14 to 33 and 34 to 53.

Dr. Pleasant receiving this recognition illustrates how Clark Atlanta University continues to attract and retain the very brightest and innovative faculty and staff on its historic campus.

“I was completely shocked and humbled at the same time when I got my results for acceptance from this very distinguished intellectual organization.” “I will do my best to represent Clark Atlanta University and Mensa at a very high level of academic and intellectual excellence by continuing innovative teaching methods and cutting-edge research.”     

For more information, please contact Dr. Jamie Pleasant at

About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit .