KSU Professor Gets Board of Regents Teaching Award
04-07-2012Kennesaw State University psychology professor Tom Pusateri was
one of two University System of Georgia faculty members to
receive an award for outstanding scholarship at the seventh
annual Regents Salute to Education celebration.
The regents also presented former Kennesaw State president,
Betty Siegel, the Elridge McMillan Award for her lifetime work
in supporting higher education.
Pusateri follows in the footsteps of Sabine Smith, an associate
professor of German who won the Regents Award for Excellence in
Teaching in 2011. Since the awards were created in 1996, KSU has
won six Board of Regents awards for excellence in teaching and
for the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The award to Siegel, chair of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics Character, acknowledged her role as the first woman to lead an institution in the University System of Georgia. Siegel served as the president of Kennesaw State for 25 years and lead the institutions growth from 4,000 students with 15 undergraduate degrees to an institution with more than 18,000 students offering 55 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Since her retirement, Siegel has served as an advisor and consultant in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She recently launched a nonprofit foundation for global ethical leadership.