The AACSB-accredited College of Business (COB) at Clayton State University does far more in addition to providing a first rate business education to scholars in the south metro area.
As Dean of Business Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi likes to point out, the College of Business also specializes in partnerships with its surrounding community.
A good case in point is the partnership with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, a relationship wherein the dean himself takes an active role. Just last week, the nature of COB’s partnership with the Fayette Chamber was illustrated during the Chamber’s annual Partners in Education awards breakfast, a gathering educators and business leaders designed to celebrate outstanding efforts by the business community to help Fayette County public schools. A joint effort of the Fayette Chamber and the Fayette County Board of Education, Partners in Education pairs the resources of business with schools that can use those resources.
Of course, no organization can give awards without judges, and that’s where COB took part. Ogbuehi and colleagues Alisa Kirk, area director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Clayton State; and Heather Chaney, program coordinator of SBDC, all served as judges for the awards.
Our partnership with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce has steadily continued to gain strength through such programs as Partners in Education,” notes Ogbuehi.
Among COB’s other roles in Fayette County are the MBA program cohort at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site in Peachtree City, and SBDC’s presence in Fayette County. Another recent example of that presence was SBDC’s popular “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on the important decisions that need to be made prior to opening a business, which was held at the Clayton State – Fayette site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, on Mar. 22, 2012.