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To meet growing demand for leadership development across the state, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia has added four new faculty members to its ranks.

“I am very excited these four individuals are joining the faculty here at Fanning. The leadership development expertise they each bring strengthens our ability to respond to the leadership development needs of communities, youth, and organizations that we serve,” said Matt Bishop, director of the Fanning Institute.

The Institute welcomes the following new faculty:

Contact: Matt Bishop, 706-542-6201

Athens, Ga.—Seventeen University of Georgia faculty and staff graduated from the public service and outreach leadership academy on Monday, then turned the tables on academy leaders, presenting them with a class gift, a pledge of $4,200 to help support the leadership academy in the future.

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development honors eight students, faculty and staff who completed degrees during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Undergraduate Students

Smitha Ganesha completed bachelor’s degrees biology and anthropology. She worked with the Athens Health Network while at Fanning.