President Betty L. Siegel receives honorary doctorate

Kennesaw State University President Betty L. Seigel was the featured speaker and received an…

Georgia (Jun 24, 2005) — President Betty L. Siegel receives honorary doctorate

Stacey Moore

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

Kennesaw State University President Betty L. Seigel was the featured speaker and received an honorary doctorate at the May 26 graduate commencement ceremony at Southern Connecticut State University‚ in New Haven‚ Conn.

Siegel has led Kennesaw State for 24 years. The school was strictly an undergraduate institution with 5‚000 students when she assumed her duties in 1981. Today‚ it has 18‚000 students in 55 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

She has won many awards‚ including being named by Georgia Trend magazine as among the 100 most influential Georgians. She was recently presented the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award and Business to Business magazine selected her as “Diva for Life.”

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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 approximately 41,000 students. With 11 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. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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