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Dr. Shanell McGoy Appointed Fellow of Practice at Center for Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship

(March 2, 2022) -Congratulations to Dr. Shanell McGoy on her appointment as the first Fellow of Practice at the Center for Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CSISE) at our College of Business, where she will work with Dr. Leon Prieto, Center Director and Associate Professor of Management, and Dr. Stacey Reynolds, Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Management.

Shanell McGoy

Dr. McGoy is the Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship at Gilead Sciences, Inc., where she leads U.S. Giving and the Gilead COMPASS Initiative, a 10-year, more than $100 million commitment to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the southern United States that supports local communities and evidence-based solutions to meet the needs of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS.

She has committed her 20-year career to addressing the HIV epidemic in the U.S. Additionally, with degrees in public health and health policy, and extensive experience in governmental public health, her community focus continues to alleviate barriers to achieving health equity in a variety of areas. Her background in social and environmental change will influence thought leadership to effectuate positive change.

"The appointment of Dr. McGoy as a Fellow of Practice is a major win for us because of the wealth of experience and knowledge that she brings to the students and faculty at Clayton State University," said Dr. Jacob Chacko, Dean of the College of Business. "It is great that Dr. McGoy will play a role in our center and its activities here at Clayton State as we strive to make a positive difference. Her experience will no doubt help our students develop their acumen to become social innovators and agents of change within their community."

The Center for Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship further advances our university’s efforts to promote and grow the quality of future graduates who are equipped to take on responsibilities as future social innovators in the private and public sectors. The center engages in teaching, research, and community engagement to tackle social innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship challenges facing the community.

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