KSU provost search committee narrows field to eight

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Candidates to meet with KSU president and search committee in early January  KENNESAW, Ga. (…

Georgia (Jan 5, 2011)

Candidates to meet with KSU president and search committee in early January

 KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 5, 2011) — Eight candidates for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kennesaw State University will meet with the provost search committee and President Daniel S. Papp on Jan. 6 and 7, 2011. The candidates were selected from a pool of 103 individuals representing some of the top colleges and universities in the country.


"We were very pleased with the breadth and depth of the candidate pool and are optimistic that KSU’s next provost is among one of these exceptionally qualified individuals,” said Arlinda Eaton, dean of the Bagwell College of Education and chair of the provost search committee. “The committee has worked hard at identifying candidates that it believes will best be able to help lead KSU as it continues to grow and become a nationally recognized institution.”


After the interviews on Jan. 6 and 7, the committee will select approximately three finalists to bring to campus to meet with students, faculty and staff. Campus visits for the finalists are tentatively scheduled for the last week in January.

Papp announced the appointment of the provost search committee in August 2010 after former provost Lendley C. Black stepped down on July 12 to accept the position of chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth. The 20-member committee is comprised of the KSU faculty, staff, students and the board of trustees.

A call for candidates for the KSU provost position was announced on Sept. 16, 2010 by Parker Executive Search, the firm that is assisting the university to find its next provost. Deadline for applications was Nov. 24, 2010.  


To view the job description, visit: http://www.kennesaw.edu/       



Kennesaw State University is the third largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 23,400 students from 142 countries.


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