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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University President Chris Markwood was recently named one of Georgia’s most influential people by Georgia Trend Magazine, joining 99 other top leaders in the state, including politicians, CEOs and innovators in education.
This is Markwood’s first appearance on Georgia Trend’s list of “100 Most Influential Georgians” since he took the helm of CSU in June 2015. Since that time, CSU has received its first-ever patent, restored and opened Pasaquan and graduated its first class of film production students in partnership with the Georgia Film Academy, noted the editors of Georgia Trend in their profile on the president.
“There are great things happening at CSU every day, and this is a tribute to the role CSU is playing on a statewide scale,” said Markwood. “I am very honored by this distinction, but it is really a reflection of the work being done at Columbus State University by the faculty and staff here. It’s great to be part of this team.”