Kennesaw State appoints university's first chief diversity officer

Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has named Jennifer Wade−Berg‚ an assistant…

Georgia (May 29, 2008) — Kennesaw State appoints university's first chief diversity officer

Jeremy Craig

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Kennesaw State appoints university's first chief diversity officer
New administrator and professor will oversee KSU's efforts toward equity‚ diversity


KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 29‚ 2008) − Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has named Jennifer Wade−Berg‚ an assistant professor of nonprofit and public management at the University of Colorado Denver‚ to serve as KSU's first chief diversity officer. In her cabinet−level role effective July 1‚ Wade−Berg will oversee continuing efforts to foster an environment that values diversity on campus.

Wade−Berg's appointment as chief diversity officer will allow Flora Devine‚ longtime special assistant to the president for legal affairs and diversity‚ to devote more time to legal matters‚ which are becoming increasingly important as the university of nearly 21‚000 students continues to expand. Under Devine's university−wide leadership‚ KSU developed its first Diversity Vision − the first university strategic plan for diversity − and many campus and community diversity programs‚ including the annual Student Peace Conference. Devine's new title will be university attorney and special assistant to the president for legal affairs.


 

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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