KSU president to give first State of the University speech March 28

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 20‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp will deliver…

Georgia (Mar 20, 2007) — KSU president to give first State of the University speech March 28

Jeremy Craig

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Contact: Director of University Relations
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Writer: Jeremy Craig‚ 770−423−6203 or jcraig19@kennesaw.edu


KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 20‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp will deliver Kennesaw State’s 2007 State of the University speech during two sessions March 28 at the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater in the Wilson Building.

The address will be delivered at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

“The State of the University address will allow us as an institution to take a look back at where we’ve been and get a better view of what’s ahead for us in the coming years‚” Papp said.

“It is a tradition at many universities for presidents to deliver such an address each academic year‚” he said. “With the finalization of an ambitious new strategic plan‚ the visit of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the continuation of many important initiatives at the university‚ it is an appropriate time to begin such a tradition at KSU.”

Papp is the third president of KSU‚ taking office in mid−2006 after the 25−year tenure of Dr. Betty L. Siegel. Siegel‚ who took office in 1981‚ was preceded by Dr. Horace W. Sturgis‚ who was the institution’s charter president when it was known as Kennesaw Junior College in the 1960s.

Both sessions are open to the public. For a map of the campus‚ please visit www.kennesaw.edu/about/maps.shtml.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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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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