Kennesaw State appoints arts dean

Following a national search‚ the administration at Kennesaw State University has chosen one…

Georgia (May 1, 2001) — Kennesaw State appoints arts dean



Following a national search‚ the administration at Kennesaw State University has chosen one of its own‚ interim Dean Joseph Meeks‚ for the top spot at the School of the Arts. Meeks¹ appointment as dean of the school is effective May 1.

"I am deeply honored to have been appointed dean‚" Meeks said. "I believe my appointment is an endorsement of the strong strides the faculty and I have made to continually raise the standards of education and performance."

Meeks has risen through the ranks at KSU‚ becoming acting chair for the department of music in 1994‚ before being named the permanent chair in 1996. He was chosen interim dean for the School of the Arts upon its inception in 1998.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 13‚500‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit