Kennesaw State names Chandler provost

Kennesaw State University named Timothy J. L. Chandler as the institution’s new provost and…

Georgia (Feb 25, 2011)Kennesaw State University named Timothy J. L. Chandler as the institution’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs.


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Chandler will start July 11. He is the current senior associate provost for academic affairs at Kent State University in Ohio, where he is credited with developing a comprehensive “Student Success Center” designed to increase student academic success and to improve retention and graduation rates. Kennesaw State said. He also was responsible for the complete revision of the university’s liberal education requirements.

Prior to becoming senior associate provost in January 2009, Chandler was dean in the College of the Arts at Kent State.

“Dr. Chandler is an accomplished professor, researcher and administrator – a true leader who engages students and works collaboratively with faculty and staff,” Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp said in a statement. “He will be a strong asset to KSU as the university continues to increase its national visibility, and we are pleased to appoint him to this critical role.”


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