Atlanta--Vijaya Subrahmanyam, associate professor of finance at the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics of Mercer University, was recently nominated a director for the League of Women Voters of Atlanta/Fulton County.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Subrahmanyam said as a trained economist and educator with a strong interest and consulting background in public policy, she will strive to help educate the public about the democratic process.
"If I can in any way mobilize people, particularly women and minorities, to vote and make them realize that their vote matters, I think I may have made a difference," she said.
Subrahmanyam will serve as a director until 2006. She teaches on Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Atlanta campus in Atlanta and lives in Roswell.
Established in 1984, the Stetson School of Business and Economics is one of only 418 business schools out of more than 1,500 in the United States with prestigious AACSB accreditation. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration in Macon with daytime and evening classes. In Atlanta, the School offers classes in the evenings and on the weekends for graduate degree programs and an undergraduate transfer program on the Cecil B. Day Campus. The School also offers undergraduate programs at Mercer's Regional Academic Center in Douglas County, and will begin offering its Executive MBA degree program at Mercer's Regional Academic Center in Henry County in January of 2005.