ATHENS, Ga. -- Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is set to speak on leadership at the University of Georgia next month.
The program is sponsored by the Terry College of Business. It will be at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7 in the Miller Learning Center on UGA's campus.
Franklin is now chairwoman and CEO of Purpose Built Communities, an organization that partners with nonprofits working to turn around struggling neighborhoods in cities across the country. She was the first black woman elected mayor of a major Southern city when she took office in 2002.
She served as a professor at Spelman College in Atlanta until 2010. She is also president of Clarke-Franklin and Associates, Inc., a management and consulting firm.
The event is free and open to the public.