Cathy HensonAdjunct Faculty
An attorney by profession, Cathy Henson is an advocate for the improvement of public education. In 2000, she created a nonprofit organization, the Georgia School Council Institute (www.GeorgiaEducation.org), to encourage collaboration among parents, educators and members of the business community to improve Georgia’s public schools.
At the forefront of education reform, Ms. Henson served on the State Board of Education from 1999 to 2003 and was the first woman in Georgia to be elected its chair. Ms. Henson also served on Georgia’s Education Reform Commission in 1999 and 2000, and on the Closing the Achievement Gap Commission in 2001 and 2002.
Currently, Cathy teaches Education Law at her alma mater, the Georgia State University College of Law. She serves on numerous boards, including the Georgia State University Foundation Board, the Georgia Perimeter College Foundation Board, the Piedmont College Board of Trustees, the Wofford College President’s Advisory Council, and the Georgia Appleseed Education Advisory Council.
Cathy Henson has received numerous honors for her volunteer work in public education, including the Georgia Perimeter College Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, the Georgia State University Alumni Award, the Business to Business “Woman of Excellence” award, and the Bank of America “Local Heroes” award. In addition, she has been named several times by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the “100 most powerful and influential Georgians.”Cathy Henson
E-mail: Cathy.Henson@@E R A S Egmail.com
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