Georgia State University students attended the first-ever Launch Into Leadership event this October at the Rialto Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni into Graduate School and Professional Programs (CASA) and the Molecular Basis of Disease (MBD) Area of Focus.
As part of Goal 2 of the university’s Strategic Plan, CASA serves as an institutional hub that supports the progression of students from all backgrounds into Ph.D. programs, medical school, law school, or related pathways. Ultimately, the center will help to develop a diverse population of leaders in academic and professional positions in the U.S. and beyond.
The event included a professional development panel, which included leaders in business, biotechnology and academic deans. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Laura R. McNeal, J.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of law at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
Click to open photos. Taken by Patricia Villafañe.