Hello and thank you for visiting the Robinson College of Business Thought Leadership site, hosted by faculty and staff at Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in Atlanta, Ga.
This site is positioned to be a scholarly and inventive look at local professional leaders. The Robinson College of Business is committed to excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in business.
What’s in a name?
On September 9, 1998, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia officially approved the renaming of Georgia State University’s College of Business Administration as the J. MACK ROBINSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. The renaming and $10 million endowment that Mr. Robinson gave to the college signify a new chapter in Georgia State’s history. J. Mack Robinson is known as an entrepreneur, talented businessman, philanthropist, breeder of thoroughbred racehorses, and a loving husband and father.
But most of all, Mr. Robinson is known as one of Atlanta’s and America’s finest citizens and a living example of the passage from Proverbs that states, “a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.” In business and social circles, his name is said with respect, warmth and a little bit of awe. Mr. Robinson is one of those rare people who has the Midas touch in business and the courtly manner that characterizes a true Southern gentleman.