U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson speaks at Renaissance Conference at Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 20‚ 2007) — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R−Ga.) addressed a group of…

Georgia (Apr 20, 2007) — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson speaks at Renaissance Conference at Kennesaw State University

Stacey Moore


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 20‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University hosted The Renaissance Group’s 2007 Spring Conference where on Friday morning U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R−Ga.) addressed an intimate group of university administrators‚ expressing his passion for education and discussing key education issues facing the Senate today‚ such as the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act‚ Competitive American Act and the No Child Left Behind Act.

A longtime national leader of education‚ Isakson is one of the original authors of the No Child Left Behind Act‚ and he currently serves on the Senate Committee on Health‚ Education‚ Labor and Pensions. He has served Georgia and the nation in leadership roles for more than 25 years.

Isakson brought his opening message to the conference attendees on the final day of The Renaissance Group’s three−day conference. Other conference speakers included Belle Wheelan‚ president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools‚ Michael Marder‚ professor of physics and co−director of UTeach‚ a university program for the preparation of secondary math and science teachers at the University of Texas at Austin‚ and Carl Wenning‚ coordinator of the Physics Teacher Education program at Illinois State University. In addition‚ participants also addressed issues such as higher education accountability‚ teacher preparation and teacher recruitment.

The Renaissance Group‚ a national consortium of colleges and universities with a major commitment to the preparation of educators. The group has 36 member institutions that help prepare one in 10 of all new teachers in America. It utilizes a set of operating principles to guide its pursuit of quality and best practices in teacher education.

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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.



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 kennesaw.edu