Kennesaw State University commencement

Kennesaw State University will hold its sixty−eighth commencement honoring more than 1‚…

Georgia (May 1, 2002) — Kennesaw State University commencement



Kennesaw State University will hold its sixty−eighth commencement honoring more than 1‚000 graduates and undergraduates in two separate ceremonies on Tuesday‚ May 14‚ at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will honor graduates of the Leland H. and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education‚ the College of Science and Mathematics‚ the School of the Arts and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The 3 p.m. ceremony will honor graduates of the Michael J. Coles College of Business and the College of Health and Human Services.

Daniel S. Papp‚ senior vice chancellor for academics and fiscal affairs of the University System of Georgia‚ is scheduled to speak at both ceremonies. Papp's complete biography is enclosed.


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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100 offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.

Biography of DANIEL S. PAPP

Daniel S. Papp is Senior Vice Chancellor for Academics and Fiscal Affairs of the University System of Georgia. Before assuming this post‚ Dr. Papp was Director of Educational Programs for Yamacraw‚ the State of Georgia's initiative to become the global leader in broadband technologies and components. Dr. Papp has also been Interim President of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta‚ Georgia (1997−98)‚ Executive Assistant to the President at Georgia Tech (1994−97)‚ Founding Director of the Georgia Tech School of International Affairs (1990−93)‚ and Director of the Georgia Tech School of Social Sciences (1980−90).

Papp joined Georgia Tech's faculty in 1973. While at Tech‚ Papp was also Visiting Professor at the Western Australia Institute of Technology; Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College; Senior Research Professor at the Center for Aerospace Doctrine‚ Research‚ and Education of the U.S. Air War College; and Visiting Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. In 1993‚ Dr. Papp was selected Georgia Tech's "Distinguished Professor‚" the first time the honor was awarded to someone other than an engineer or a physical scientist.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College‚ Papp received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami. His academic specialties include international security policy‚ U.S. and Russian foreign and defense policies‚ and international system change. His current research is on the impact of information and communication technologies on national security and the international system.

Papp is the author of "Contemporary International Relations" (5th Edition‚ 1997); "Soviet Policies toward the Developing World: The Dilemmas of Power and Presence" (1986); "Soviet Perceptions of the Developing World in the 1980s: The Ideological Basis" (1985); and "Vietnam: The View from Moscow‚ Peking‚ Washington" (1981). He edited the autobiography of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk‚ "As I Saw It" (1990); and co−edited "The Information Age Anthology" (1997); "International Space Policy" (1987); "The Political Economy of International Technology Transfer" (1986); and "Communist Nations' Military Assistance" (1983). He has published over 60 journal articles and chapters in edited books.

Papp's research has been funded by the U.S. Department of the Army‚ the U.S. Department of Defense‚ the U.S. Information Agency‚ the U.S. Institute of Peace‚ the U.S. −more− Department of Education‚ NATO‚ the NATO Defense College‚ Lockheed‚ IBM‚ Georgia Power‚ the Georgia Tech Foundation‚ and other organizations. Papp has traveled widely in the former USSR‚ China‚ Europe‚ Southeast Asia‚ Latin America‚ and Africa. He is the recipient of the Department of the Army's "Outstanding Civilian Service" medal and was a finalist in the White House Fellows competition. He has held a Sloan Scholarship and a National Defense Education Act Fellowship. Papp has worked closely with the University System of Georgia as Director of the former Regents Global Center‚ Associate Chair of the Chancellor's Council on International Education‚ Director of the System Information Technology Inventory‚ and on project teams for the System Information Technology Strategic Response Initiative and Desktop Distance Learning.

Papp is past chairperson of the American−Soviet Relations and Southern Sections of the International Studies Association; Senior Fellow for International Security at the Southern Center for International Studies; and a member of the Society of International Business Fellows. He has presented papers and organized sessions at many conferences and frequently comments on policy issues on major media outlets. Papp's affiliations include the International Institute for Strategic Studies‚ the International Studies Association‚ the American Political Science Association‚ and the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.


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