Lendley C. Black named first provost of Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 9‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has named Lendley…

Georgia (Aug 9, 2006) — Lendley C. Black named first provost of Kennesaw State University

Frances Weyand

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 9‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has named Lendley C. Black as provost‚ a new position that was approved Tuesday by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Black will assume his new role Aug. 9 and will retain his current title of vice president for academic affairs‚ as well.

The provost is a traditional role in many large universities‚ and the creation of this position at Kennesaw State is just another sign that the university is growing‚ Papp said.

“I am pleased that the Board of Regents has approved the position and even more pleased that Lynn Black has agreed to assume it‚” he added. “Lynn has done a great job‚ and he will do superbly as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Kennesaw State is fortunate to have him on board.”

Black’s role in student affairs and strategic planning will increase‚ according to Papp‚ with Black acting as chief executive officer in the absence of the president.

“He will very clearly be the No. 2 person at Kennesaw State University‚” Papp said.

Black said he is honored to be named provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“In my new role‚ I look forward to new collaborations with the entire KSU community‚” Black said. “Adding the provost title to KSU’s chief academic officer signifies enhanced academic opportunities for the university.”


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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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