Kennesaw State breaks ground on new science building

Kennesaw State University recently broke ground on the Ann and John Clendenin Computer Science…

Georgia (Oct 22, 2001) — Kennesaw State breaks ground on new science building



Kennesaw State University recently broke ground on the Ann and John Clendenin Computer Science Building‚ a 40‚000 square−foot‚ state−of−the−art facility that will help the school further Gov. Roy Barnes' goal of making Georgia a world leader in high−technology industries.

"This particular college‚ and this particular new building‚ are very‚ very exciting to us‚" said Larry Singer‚ executive director of the Georgia Technology Authority and CIO for the state of Georgia. "The governor has been a strong supporter‚ through his Yamacraw initiative and other activities‚ in the investment and the infrastructure associated with education and technology‚ to assure that Georgia becomes a magnet for those who want to start businesses‚ invest in their businesses and see Georgia as a place to locate."

The new facility − made possible with help from a $1 million gift by the Clendenin family − will provide classroom and office space for Kennesaw State's College of Science and Mathematics‚ the fastest growing college on campus. From 1998−2000‚ the school averaged 114 Computer Science and Information Systems graduates per year. Overall‚ the College of Science and Mathematics awarded 667 degrees in that time.

"This groundbreaking represents a defining moment for the future of this college and our university‚" said Larry Peterson‚ dean of KSU's College of Science and Mathematics. "Without this building‚ our college's strategic goals of attracting the best and brightest students‚ providing the finest‚ most relevant education in the Southeast and reducing students' time to graduation‚ would not be achievable.

" The Clendenin Building will feature 12 high−technology classrooms on its first two floors‚ with office space on the third floor for the entire department of computer science and information systems. Construction is scheduled to begin in the next 30 days and be completed within a year. "Our students‚ and the economy of Georgia‚ are the real beneficiaries of the Ann and John Clendenin Computer Science Building‚" Peterson said‚ "because of all the graduates that will come through its doors‚ into the world of tomorrow."


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚000‚ 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 nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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