by Jennifer Oliver
ATLANTA – The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, housed in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, celebrated six years with a Founders Day reception at SunTrust Banks on September 12.
The World Affairs Council provides a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on international affairs and global issues.
Robinson College alumnus Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks Inc., addressed the group, “I am proud to support the World Affairs Council and congratulate the council on its founding celebration.”
Rogers also showed his backing for the Robinson College. “We hire a lot of Robinson graduates and they are an integral part of the fabric of SunTrust,” he said.
More than 200 professionals were on hand to celebrate the progress of the council.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.