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Georgia Southern names W.E. Carter Chair in Business Administration

2-5 GS names WE Carter Chair in Biz AdmGeorgia Southern University faculty member Constance Campbell, Ph.D., professor of management in the College of Business Administration, has been named the W.E. Carter Chair in Business Administration.

The W.E. Carter Chair in Business Administration was established in June 1999 with a gift of $500,000 from Mildred C. Jenkins in honor of her late father, W.E. Carter, Sr. and late brother, W.E. Carter, Jr. In 2000, the Carter gift was matched by the State of Georgia creating the $1,000,000 Eminent Scholar position. Proceeds from this gift advance the teaching of leadership in business.

As the W.E. Carter Chair in Business Administration, Campbell will utilize funding from the endowment to continue the Carter Lecture Series established in April 2012 to support leadership activities. In addition, she will represent the College at national conferences and organize community events to promote effective leadership in business.

Campbell brings a wealth of experience to the W.E. Carter Chair position. She joined the College of Business Administration faculty in 1992 after earning a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Florida State University. Her research focuses on leadership, business management and organizational behavior. She served as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership where she led the Corporate Leadership Council, a leadership program comprised of 40 high-potential undergraduate business majors and scholarship recipients. Campbell currently teaches the Leadership course in the MBA program and conducts community outreach and training programs on leadership in business.

She has been honored with an Outstanding Professor award in the Georgia WebMBA program, with the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service in the MBA Program, with the W.A. and Emma Lou Crider Award for Excellence in Teaching and with the Martin NeSmith Faculty Award for Distinguished Service.

“Dr. Campbell exemplifies the outstanding faculty we have at Georgia Southern University,” says Bill Wells, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Business Administration. “It is gratifying to recognize a dedicated professor with an Endowed Chair, knowing that she will continue to contribute to the quality education that we are providing our students. We continue to be so thankful for the contributions that the Carter family has made to Georgia Southern. Their gift will live on in perpetuity, providing students with enhanced educational opportunities and affording Georgia Southern the ability to attract and retain some of the best faculty in the nation. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to work with Harry S. Carter, Ph.D., former acting president and provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Southern, as he continues his family’s legacy.”

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:


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