2021 SAUPO-Zoom Agenda - all times EST

9:00am-9:15am: Opening & Introduction

  • Dr. May Gao, SAUPO Chair, Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, KSU
  • Dr. Carmen Skaggs, Assoc. Dean, Radow College of Humanities & Social Sciences, KSU
  • Honorable Takeuchi, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta
  • Dr. Yusun Chang, SAUPO Asst. Vice Chair, Assoc. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

sponsored by KSU Office of VP for Research

9:15am-10:15am: Panel #1 - Pandemic, Communication and Organizations 

Moderator: Dr. May Gao, SAUPO Chair, Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, KSU  

  • Dr. Pamela Whitten, President, Kennesaw State University
  • Ms. Sophia Marshall, VP of Organizational Communication, WellStar Health System
  • Mr. Dan Forsman, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS Georgia Properties
  • Dr. Eric Eisenberg, Dean & Professor of Communication, University of South Florida
  • Mr. Robert Striar, President, M Style Marketing

sponsored by KSU Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences & WellStar College of Health and Human Services

10:15am-10:30am: Music Break

sponsored by the State of Georgia & Aprio

10:30am-11:30am: Panel #2 - Global Supply Chains, Business & Partnerships

Moderator: Dr. Ian Ferguson, Dean, Southern Poly College of Engineering & Engineering Tech., KSU

  • Mr. David Kirk, President & CEO, Murata Electronics
  • Ms. Jessica Cork, SAUPO advisor, VP, Public Relations, YKK Corporation of America
  • Ms. Wendy Lu, SAUPO advisor, Partner, International Tax Services, Aprio
  • Ms. Candy Nip, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NYC

sponsored by KSU Coles College of Business & Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

11:30am-11:45am: Closing

  • Dr. Sheb True, AVP, Division of Global Affairs and Dean, Graduate College & Professional Education, KSU
    Dr. Jag Sheth, SAUPO Advisor, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University

sponsored by KSU Division of Global Affairs, Lucy Lu & Associates