University president honored as one of ‘100 Most Influential Georgians’

Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has been named one of “The 100 Most Influential…

Georgia (Jan 23, 2008) — University president honored as one of ‘100 Most Influential Georgians’

Jeremy Craig


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KSU president honored as one of ‘100 Most Influential Georgians’
Georgia Trend magazine recognizes Daniel S. Papp

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 23‚ 2008) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has been named one of “The 100 Most Influential Georgians” in the January edition of Georgia Trend magazine. The honor recognizes his “global security understanding‚ expertise in technology and experience in education.”

“I am honored and flattered to be identified as one of ‘The 100 Most Influential Georgians‚’” said Papp. “This shows the impact that Kennesaw State University is having throughout the state of Georgia.”

The magazine recognizes Papp for “efforts to put programs and policies in place that help students succeed in life‚” not just at Kennesaw State‚ but for students across Georgia.

The institution’s third president‚ the 60−year−old Papp took Kennesaw State’s helm in 2006. Previously‚ he served as University System of Georgia senior vice chancellor for academics and fiscal affairs‚ responsible for higher admission standards‚ a comprehensive program review and a statewide assessment of the university system.

Papp also directed educational programs in the late 1990s for Yamacraw‚ Georgia’s initiative to lead globally in broadband technologies‚ and served as founding director of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs‚ from 1990 to 1993.

Papp will join his fellow “Most Influential Georgians‚” University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr.; Georgia Trend’s 2008 Georgian of the Year‚ Gov. Sonny Perdue‚ and other top state leaders during a luncheon and awards ceremony at noon on Thursday‚ Jan. 24 at The Ritz−Carlton in downtown Atlanta.

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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 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