The University of Georgia

The University of Georgia

The University of Georgia

Overview
Date Founded

1921

Headquarters

999 Brumby Hall,Athens, GA 30609

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Company Description

When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning. At the first meeting of the board of trustees, held in Augusta on February 13, 1786, Abraham Baldwin was selected president of the university. A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Yale University, Baldwin -- who had come to Georgia in 1784 -- drafted the charter adopted by the General Assembly. The university was actually established in 1801 when a committee of the board of trustees selected a land site. John Milledge, later a governor of the state, purchased and gave to the board of trustees the chosen tract of 633 acres on the banks of the Oconee River in northeast Georgia. Josiah Meigs was named president of the university and work was begun on the first building, originally called Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin and now known as Old College. The university graduated its first class in 1804. The curriculum of traditional classical studies was broadened in 1843 to include courses in law, and again in 1872 when the university received federal funds for instruction in agriculture and mechanical arts. Seventeen colleges and schools, with auxiliary divisions, carry on the university’s programs of teaching, research, and service. These colleges and schools and the dates of their establishment as separate administrative units are: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1801; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 1859; School of Law, 1859; College of Pharmacy, 1903; D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1906; College of Education, 1908; Graduate School, 1910; C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, 1912; Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1915; College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1933; College of Veterinary Medicine, 1946; School of Social Work, 1964; College of Environment and Design, 1969; School of Public and International Affairs, 2001; the College of Public Health, 2005, the Odum School of Ecology, 2007 and the College of Engineering, 2012. The Division of General Extension, now the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel, was incorporated into the university in 1947. In 1931 the General Assembly of Georgia placed all state-supported institutions of higher education, including UGA, under the jurisdiction of a single board. This organization, known as the University System of Georgia, is governed by the board of regents. The board of regents’ executive officer, the chancellor, exercises a general supervisory control over all institutions of the University System, with each institution having its own executive officers and faculty.

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Executives & Employees

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Owner

Executive Director, Annual Giving & Constituent Development

Executive Director

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Senior Vice President & Provost

Board of Directors

President Emeritus at The University of Georgia

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at USA Truck, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at M/A/R/C Research

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at D.M. Bowman, Inc.

Distinguished Alumni
Daniel P. Amos is now Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Family Life Assurance Co. - Georgia
Gina Drosos is now Chief Executive Officer & Director at Signet Jewelers Ltd.
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Reach Health was born from a desire to bring the expertise of neurologists to rural and underserved populations to generate better patient outcomes. They are a web-service provider, enabling specialists such as neurologists to consult patients in remote or underserved hospitals. Their platform delivers on the promise of telemedicine by enabling complete and efficient remote consults in time-critical situations. Users of the REACH network have delivered better outcomes for thousands of stroke patients while generating new revenues for physicians and their hospitals.

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Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Pension Funds & Sovereign Wealth | Sunnyvale, CA

Ruckus Wireless is a pioneer in the wireless infrastructure market, enabling carriers and enterprises to stay ahead of the exploding demand for high-bandwidth applications and services. The Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology redefines what’s possible in wireless network performance with flexibility, reliability, and affordability. We call this Pervasive Performance. See what Ruckus is all about We've been singularly focused on Pervasive Performance in wireless since beginning operations in 2004, and we continue to lead the industry in performance innovation. We have never relied on off-the-shelf, reference design radio technology – it just doesn’t deliver the capacity, range or interference mitigation necessary to make the dream of high performance wireless a reality. Instead, we’ve assembled a team of the best and brightest wireless minds in the world to deliver the creative solutions needed to realize our Pervasive Performance vision.

Daktronics, Inc. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | BROOKINGS, SD

Daktronics, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture and sale computer-programmable information display systems. It operates through the following segments: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International. The Commercial segment sells video, Galaxy and Fuelight product lines to resellers, outdoor advertisers, national retailers, quick-serve restaurants, casinos and petroleum retailers. The Live Events segment provides scoring and video display systems to college and professional sports facilities and convention centers. The High School Park & Recreation segment engages in the sale of scoring systems, Galaxy displays and video display systems to primary and secondary education facilities. The Transportation segment consists of sales of Vanguard and Galaxy product lines to governmental transportation departments, airlines and other transportation related customers. The International segment is composed of sales of all product lines outside the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Aelred J. Kurtenbach and Duane E. Sander in 1968 and is headquartered in Brookings, SD.

Global Payments Inc. Computer Software | Atlanta, GA

Global Payments, Inc. engages in the provision of payment technology and software solutions. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The North America segment offers numerous services and solutions, including: restaurant, hospitality, retail, convenience stores and petroleum, professional services, automotive, and lodging. The Europe segment provides ecommerce and omnichannel solutions to neighboring countries like the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and the Russian Federation. The Asia-Pacific segment derives its revenue through operations in the following countries and territories: Australia, Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. The company was founded in January 31, 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #275
2010
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #281
2009
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
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