Kennesaw State names Marcy Stidum to assistant vice president role for student affairs

KENNESAW, Ga. | Jul 11, 2023

Marcy Stidum.
Kennesaw State University introduced a new addition to the Wellbeing@KSU team, Marcy Stidum. The new Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Wellbeing brings with her a fresh perspective on altruism and grace, significant philanthropic efforts, and the world of public administration. 

"My goal is to create and grow more new programs like the Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Case Management Program and Campus Awareness, Resource, and Empowerment (CARE) Services," said Stidum. "Now, being on the outside looking in and getting to see what staff who've come after me have done or will do to take both programs beyond what I could imagine, it's simply wonderful!”

Initially serving as the Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services here at KSU, Stidum has demonstrated her experience and knowledge in helping to create better living experiences for those lost in the 40,000+ students we serve here at KSU.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Stidum recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her founding of KSU CARE Services back in May of 2013, which provides four basic needs insecurity programs to support KSU students year-round.

"Our goal is to become a collection of innovative programs that touch the lives of each and every KSU student in a meaningful way"” said Stidum.

"Marcy Stidum, our former Executive Director of CARE Services and Student Volunteerism, is a prolific fundraiser, having brought in millions of dollars to KSU that have been crucial in supporting our students in need here," said Dr. Eric Arneson, Kennesaw State University Vice President for Student Affairs. “Marcy is an extremely talented and dedicated member of the KSU family, and we are very fortunate to have her leadership in this new role.”

Marcy Stidum with KSU Leadership.
In addition to her new position, Stidum is currently the Conference Curriculum Co-Chair of the Embark Georgia statewide committee. Stidum's efforts in supporting students at KSU have earned her numerous state and regional awards including the Georgia College Counseling Association’s 2011-2012 Clinical Program of the Year Award, Atlanta Magazine’s 2014 Innovation Index Award, the KSU Department of Residence Life’s 2014-2015 SOAR Award, the 2017 Cobb Community Collaborative Policy Council on Homelessness William E. (Bill) Hanson Collaboration Award and most recently, the 2021 KSU Positive Impact/Service to the Community Staff Award.

After more than ten years of meaningful public service, Stidum said this about continuing with KSU in this new chapter.

"I am so blessed and thankful to have the honor of serving in this role. I am excited to discover all the ways the Student Wellbeing Team and I can support our students and campus for many more years to come."

Stidum earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brewton-Parker College and her Master in Social Work and Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

-By Jasai Mckinney

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