Kennesaw State University Statement on Joel Hochmuth
KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov. 18, 2011) ­– Kennesaw State University Provost W. Ken Harmon…
(Nov 18, 2011) —
“News reports from Wisconsin media outlets have come to the attention of Kennesaw State
University officials regarding a former instructor employed at the university from
2003-06, who has been charged with child pornography.
Joel W. Hochmuth, 52, presently resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin.The former employee has not been affiliated with the university since 2006.
KSU officials have not been contacted by law enforcement officials or by the media
in connection with this case. However, we thought it appropriate to alert the campus
community to these media reports.
During 2003 and 2004, Hochmuth worked at KSU as a part-time instructor in the Communications Department. He was
appointed and served as a full-time temporary instructor in the same department for
the 2005-2006 academic year. He was reappointed to that position for the 2006-2007
academic year, but resigned voluntarily from the university, effective December 31,
As with all KSU employees, Hochmuth underwent a background check prior to his initial
2003 employment. That background check indicated no criminal record.
No personnel issues were identified during Hochmuth’s association with the university.
He resigned and departed in good standing.”
To view a copy of Provost Harmon’s official statement, click here.
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