University names new associate provost

In response to Kennesaw State University’s unprecedented growth in student enrollment and academic…

Georgia (Feb 11, 2008) — University names new associate provost

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 11‚ 2008) — In response to Kennesaw State University’s unprecedented growth in student enrollment and academic programs‚ Teresa Joyce‚ dean of the graduate college‚ has been named to the newly created position of associate provost.

In her new role‚ Joyce will primarily be responsible for managing strategic planning for academic affairs and supervising the university’s special learning centers‚ such as the Institute for Global Initiatives and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning – as well as the KSU Press.

“KSU has grown to such a size and complexity that we needed to expand our ability to manage the growth‚” said Lendley Black‚ provost and vice president for academic affairs. He noted that enrollment has surpassed 20‚000‚ a new doctoral program has been added with two more under consideration‚ and the number of new academic and specialty programs has increased.

In making the announcement‚ Black emphasized the significance of Joyce’s selection. “Dr. Joyce was the top choice among three extremely qualified candidates after an extensive nationwide search. She has made significant contributions to KSU‚ and I’m certain she will continue to do so as academic affairs’ second in command.”

Joyce joined KSU in 1987 as an assistant professor of management and quickly progressed to full professorship. She was appointed chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in 1993 and dean of the Graduate College in 2000.

She also has served on the faculties of Emory University‚ the University of Pittsburgh and Saint Bonaventure University in New York‚ and as a management consultant with Organizational Design Consultants‚ Inc. in Pittsburgh‚ Pa.

Joyce is the co−author‚ with Ralph Kilmann‚ of “Corporate Transformation: Revitalizing Organizations for a Competitive World‚” and has written or co−authored more than 80 articles on organizational change‚ strategic planning and human resource management.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 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