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  • Sam Olens

    Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens Announces Plans to Step Down

    December 14, 2017

    Today, Kennesaw State University (KSU) President Sam Olens has announced he will step down as president effective Feb. 15, 2018. Olens has served as president since Nov. 1, 2016.

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  • Kennesaw State to officially install Sam Olens as fourth president

    Kennesaw State to officially install Sam Olens as fourth president

    October 10, 2017

    Samuel S. Olens will be formally vested as the fourth president of Kennesaw State University on October 19. The Campus community is invited to the Investiture Ceremony at the Convocation Center followed by an Investiture Celebration on the Campus Green.

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  • Alex McGee

    Kennesaw State University names chief of staff

    October 09, 2017

    Kennesaw State University has appointed public policy executive Alex McGee as vice president for external affairs and chief of staff, effective October 9.

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  • Graduates

    Strong return on investment for Kennesaw State graduates

    September 15, 2017

    Kennesaw State University graduates earn higher salaries in their chosen career fields than those from the majority of Georgia’s colleges and universities, according to this year’s rankings by salary information company PayScale. Kennesaw State ranked fifth out of 41 public and private institutions in Georgia in PayScale’s 2017 College Salary Report.

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  • Commencement

    Summer Commencement ceremonies to be held at Kennesaw State Campus on July 28

    July 18, 2017

    The Honorable LaDoris “Dot” Harris, the former director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy and a Southern Polytechnic State University alumna, will address more than 2,000 graduates at Kennesaw State University’s summer Commencement, beginning Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. Other speakers include Teresa M. Joyce, professor emeritus of management, and Mark R. Anderson, the dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Kennesaw State President Samuel S. Olens will preside over the three graduation ceremonies in the KSU Convocation Center on the Kennesaw Campus.

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  • Simon Pritchard

    Tennis standout repeats as ASUN Student-Athlete of the Year

    June 16, 2017

    Kennesaw State men’s tennis player Simon Pritchard has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season. The awards were announced at the conference’s annual meetings in Savannah.

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  • Valerie Washington

    Kennesaw State alum earns prestigious fellowship from National Science Foundation

    June 02, 2017

    A Kennesaw State alumnus has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Valerie Washington, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in systems and industrial engineering from the University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in May, was one of 2,000 fellowship awardees honored this year.

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  • Commencement

    More than 3,200 graduate during Commencement ceremonies

    May 02, 2017

    More than 3,200 students will graduate during Kennesaw State University’s spring Commencement. Among the speakers who will deliver addresses are the first black female Air Force general, an internationally recognized entrepreneur, and a high school dropout who became a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and will graduate from medical school this month. Kennesaw State President Samuel S. Olens will preside over the five graduation ceremonies in the KSU Convocation Center on the Kennesaw Campus, beginning Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m.

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  • Presidential Diversity Awards

    Seven receive 2017 Presidential Diversity Awards

    April 21, 2017

    Six members of Kennesaw State’s faculty and staff were awarded 2017 Presidential Diversity Awards recognizing their service and contributions toward creating a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment.

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  • Rhubarb Jones

    Kennesaw State Mourns Loss of Rhubarb Jones

    April 02, 2017

    The entire Kennesaw State University community are mourning the loss of colleague and Georgia radio pioneer Rhubarb Jones, who died today at the age of 65.

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