Papp announces presidential cabinet

Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp announced his cabinet leadership structure has been finalized and is in place to take the university to the next level of excellence. This announcement follows a reorganization process that began July 1‚ when Papp began his presidency.

Georgia (Aug 22, 2006) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp announced his cabinet leadership structure has been finalized and is in place to take the university to the next level of excellence. This announcement follows a reorganization process that began July 1‚ when Papp began his presidency.

Members of the cabinet are as follows:

      • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Lendley C. Black;
      • Vice President for Business and Administration: Randy C. Hinds (Interim)‚ with a national         search to begin in the near future for a permanent vice president;
      • Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services: Nancy S. King;
      • Vice President for Technology and Human Resources and Chief Information Officer: Randy C.         Hinds;
      • Vice President for Advancement and President of the KSU Foundation: Wesley K. Wicker;
      • Special Assistant to the President for Legal Affairs and Diversity: Flora B. Devine;
      • Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs: Arlethia Perry− Johnson;
      • Faculty Executive Assistant: Yet−to−be−named; and
      • Executive Assistant: Lynda K. Johnson.

“This is the senior management team that will help identify‚ lead and implement our strategic priorities as we move forward into the next era of growth and excellence at Kennesaw State‚” said Papp. “Together‚ the cabinet boasts a wealth of national and international awards and recognition. Their record of leadership in higher education is second to none. I am confident this leadership team will grow Kennesaw State University to a new level of national and international recognition.”

Only the third president in the university’s 43−year history‚ Papp has outlined six key areas of focus for the university for his first year that include improving retention and graduation rates‚ renewing accreditation‚ implementing a new strategic plan‚ launching a new capital campaign and increasing KSU’s emphasis on excellence.

Other changes Papp has announced in his reorganization include the formation of a president's planning and budget council‚ whose tasks will include: 1) finalizing the strategic plan; 2) reviewing progress on the strategic plan on a regular basis; 3) advising the president and cabinet on the creation of annual plans; and 4) advising the president and cabinet on budgetary decisions to assure that budgetary decisions are aligned with the strategic plan.

In addition‚ Papp has transferred alumni affairs from the Office of Student Success to the Office of Advancement; changed the reporting line of the Institute for Leadership‚ Ethics and Character from the president to the provost; changed the reporting line of university relations to the special assistant to the president for external affairs; and requested that the Board of Regents approve changing the name of the Office of Graduate Studies to the Graduate College.

For complete biographical information and downloadable photographs on each cabinet member‚ go to www.kennesaw.edu/ur/cabinet.html


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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 approximately 38,000 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. 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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