KSU dedicates juvenile justice program center

by Lindsay Field February 28, 2013 12:04 AM   It was fitting that Kennesaw State University…

Georgia (Feb 28, 2013) —  


Link To Article

by Lindsay Field
February 28, 2013 12:04 AM
It was fitting that Kennesaw State University’s Center for Sustainable Journalism, which focuses on juvenile justice issues, dedicated its new facility Wednesday morning.

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal, who attended the ceremony, chose February as the month when she and Gov. Nathan Deal would concentrate on juvenile justice problems.

The couple has been working together to help rewrite the juvenile justice code, which was established in 1971.

“We have a lot of problems to work on with our juvenile justice system,” she told a crowd of more than 30.

The center’s focus since opening a little over two years ago has been to collect any and all information on the topic and disseminate it nationally, Deal said.

“I think by sharing this information, we improve the lives of all our children, and that’s our goal in the first place, and I think you also make a good name for Kennesaw State,” she said. “We appreciate your efforts in this direction.”

The Center for Sustainable Journalism was moved from the KSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences building to a new location off Big Shanty Road just west of the university. …

Leonard Witt, the program’s executive director and a journalism professor at KSU, said they were outgrowing their space and with the financial support from the university were able to afford the $450,000 renovation to expand to 2,700 square feet.

“I’m extremely pleased to dedicate this space,” Witt said. “This whole idea wouldn’t happen without Kennesaw State.”


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