Kennesaw State University new faculty executive assistant to the president named

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Maureen McCarthy to serve in cabinet post of faculty executive assistant to the president  …

Georgia (May 16, 2012) —  

Maureen McCarthy to serve in cabinet post of faculty executive assistant to the president
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KENNESAW, Ga.  (May 16, 2012) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp has selected Maureen McCarthy to serve as faculty executive assistant to the president, starting July1. The cabinet post is a three-year term reporting directly to the president.

The faculty executive assistant to the president provides executive support by acting as a key presidential liaison to a wide variety of constituents inside and outside the university, by providing feedback and advice to the president on a wide variety of issues, and by undertaking special projects as assigned by the president.

McCarthy, a professor of psychology, succeeds Jorge Perez, associate professor of information systems. Perez began his cabinet-level duties July 1, 2009. He has been at Kennesaw since 1998.
“Maureen brings a fresh perspective to everything she does and has been an influential voice on the faculty of KSU’s gender and women’s studies program for the past several years,” said Papp. “As I welcome and look forward to working with her, I want to thank Jorge Perez for his service as well as his keen insight and wisdom throughout the past three years.”
McCarthy, who earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, has taught at Kennesaw State since 2005. She was recognized as the 2012 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Professor and was honored with the college’s Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2010.
Previously, McCarthy held a tenured position as an associate professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. She is an active member of the Society for Teaching of Psychology and the American Psychological Association.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 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 student population of 24,100 from 130 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