Clark Atlanta dean becomes school’s first faculty member accepted into Mensa

Clark Atlanta University business professor Jamie Pleasant has been accepted into Mensa International.

Credit: Clark Atlanta University

Credit: Clark Atlanta University

A Clark Atlanta University professor and dean has been accepted into Mensa International, the world’s largest and oldest IQ society.

Marketing professor Jamie Pleasant is the first faculty member in the university’s history to be accepted into Mensa. Pleasant is also associate dean of the business school.

“I was completely shocked and humbled at the same time,” Pleasant said in a news release. “I will do my best to represent Clark Atlanta University and Mensa at a very high level of academic and intellectual excellence by continuing innovative teaching methods and cutting-edge research.”


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Mensa membership is open to those who have scored in the 98th percentile or above on an intelligence test. The society was founded by Roland Berrill, a barrister,  and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer, in 1946 in England to serve as a round-table society for highly intelligent people to meet on a monthly basis, according to the organization's website.

Now an international organization, there are about 134,000 members in 100 countries throughout the world.

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