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60th EditionDecember 21, 2018

State Update

On December 14th, Emory President Claire E. Sterk, EVP Dr. Jon Lewin, and State Affairs Director Kallarin Mackey, visited with Governor-elect Brian Kemp. The goal of the meeting was to introduce Governor-elect Kemp to Emory’s leadership and to offer Emory as a resource during his gubernatorial tenure. Our team was able to share several of Emory’s state-wide projects including eICU and the potential Clifton Corridor MARTA expansion.

Federal Update

Federal funding is set to expire at midnight tonight (December 21st) for the Departments of Transportation, Justice, Homeland Security, Commerce, State, Agriculture, Interior, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, plus agencies like the EPA, FDA, NSF, and IRS. Both chambers have passed their respective funding bills; unfortunately they do not match, setting the stage for a potential partial government shutdown. The House bill includes $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s border wall; the Senate included a more modest $1.6 billion. It is uncertain how this will be resolved.

The OGCA Team Grows!

AVP, Social Impact Innovation

Emory has hired its first Assistant Vice President for Social Impact Innovation. Tjuan Dogan comes to Emory with over a decade of experience in the area of corporate social responsibility, bringing a wealth of experience and a unique skill set not typically seen in university administrations. Tjuan will coordinate, inspire and demonstrate how the university contributes in a responsible and leading way to social impact on campus, in Atlanta, across the state and nation, and in global communities. Through the creation of this role, Emory will coordinate, focus, measure, and communicate its social value as one university. Tjuan started this week; please welcome her to Emory!

AVP, University Partnerships

In the new year, the OGCA team looks forward to welcoming its first Assistant Vice President for University Partnerships. Alan Anderson comes to us from Northwestern University where he was the Executive Director for Neighborhood and Community Relations. Alan will be instrumental in our team’s efforts to advance Emory’s engagement with Atlanta. He will be accountable for identifying, creating, and nurturing opportunities for strategic outreach and engagement with the city of Atlanta and beyond. Please help us welcome Alan to Emory!

AVP, State Affairs

Kallarin Mackey has been promoted to Assistant Vice President for State Affairs. Many of you know Kallarin to be a tireless advocate for Emory across the state. Her efforts have garnered many new friends for Emory over the last three years. She is well respected by our colleague institutions and association partners and continues to grow as a leader in the state government affairs arena. Please congratulate Kallarin on her promotion!

Emory in the Community

Georgia Legislators and Educators Visit the Planetarium

On December 18th, a group of DeKalb legislators and educators visited the Emory Planetarium to learn about this important educational tool. The group received a demonstration of the Emory Zeiss ZKP3 instrument, which shows the stars and constellations visible from Georgia as well as from other parts of the world. Pictured below (left to right) are Representative-Elect Mike Wilensky (D-Dunwoody); Senator Dr. Michael Rhett (D-GA); Ms. Spencer and Ms. Lee (Chapel Hill Elementary academic coaches); Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) and Dr. Erin Wells Bonning, Emory lecturer and director of the Planetarium.

Emory CBSC Fellows Program and DeKalb County Partnership

On December 11th, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced his support for a collaboration to improve community well-being. This partnership recognizes the opportunity for converging forces to create and collaborate with the many strengths and assets across DeKalb Communities, which includes partners like Emory University’s Community Building and Social Change Fellows Program (CBSC), the DeKalb Board of Health, the Taskforce for Global Health, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Georgia Global Health Alliance. These groups are partnering with local community leaders in DeKalb County to leverage relationships, best practices, and resources to design and launch a multi-sector collaborative to support child well-being in DeKalb County. Emory’s CBSC Fellows Program has worked in partnership with DeKalb County for the past 8 years to facilitate the DeKalb Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (DSNI), a community-empowering effort to identify and support neighborhood priorities.


Dear Faculty & Staff

The OGCA Team would like to learn more about the work of our faculty and staff. Specifically, we have five areas of inquiry. Please click on this Google Survey to give us your answers. Thanks for your time!

Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings from the OGCA Team.


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