Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University dean, joins United Way’s Campaign Cabinet in support of area residents
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is pleased to announce that Clayton State University Dean of the College of Business Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi will lead United Way’s 2012-2013 fundraising efforts in Clayton County. Ogbuehi says it is important for him to get involved because it is only by coming together as a community that lives will be changed for the better.
“As an educator, there is much to be done in assuring that kids stay in school and get educated,” says Ogbuehi, who came to Clayton State in 2010. “I see education as a critical pathway to economic independence and a major source of aspiration to the middle class and away from poverty. When we LIVE UNITED to help individuals and families thrive, we make communities stronger.”
Ogbuehi will work alongside 2012 United Way Campaign Chair Kevin Greiner, CEO & president of Gas South, and other officials on the Campaign Cabinet to raise millions to impact lives in the focus areas of education, income, health and homelessness.
United Way invested more than $7 million in education networks and programs in 13 counties, including Clayton, this year to help children enter school ready to learn, avoid risky behaviors and graduate prepared for careers. Programs include tutoring, after-school programs, mentoring and other positive reinforcements.
United Way funds the Clayton County Board of Health's Hypertension and Diabetes Prevention and Care Clinic, which works with uninsured and underinsured individuals with chronic diseases. Also, United Way supports more than 115 supportive housing units in Clayton County to help people living on the street end their homelessness and regain control of their lives.
“Alphonso is committed to the Clayton community, and he will bring new energy, ideas and relationships to the United Way campaign,” says Greiner. “I look forward to working with him on the cabinet this year.”
Ogbuehi was recently profiled in the May issue of Georgia Trend on reinventing business education, in which he touches on corporate responsibility as part of the university’s new International Business MBA concentration. “We want to graduate MBAs with a heart and a soul,” says Ogbuehi in the article. “Beginning with Panama, our students will work with nonprofits; students there will visit an orphanage. The idea is to teach students you can be a successful business leader and be a good business leader.”
About United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Our United Way is the third largest in the nation with more than $80 million in fundraising. We invest in more than 120 programs in 13 counties through the Community Impact Fund and participate in Collaborative Networks with caring community partners to address challenges facing families and individuals. To donate, volunteer or advocate, dial 2-1-1 or visit unitedwayatlanta.org.