Kathy Schwaig: This college dean leads by example

Like father, like daughter. Kathy Schwaig’s dad was a Baptist minister, a skilled orator…

Georgia (Jun 5, 2015) — Like father, like daughter. Kathy Schwaig’s dad was a Baptist minister, a skilled orator behind the pulpit but a man who was quiet in everyday life. Schwaig readily admits that she too is a bit shy, yet she’s the first female dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. In this role, the fifty-three-year-old is tasked with raising funds for the school and fostering community partnerships. Not exactly jobs for a wallflower. And like her father, Schwaig rises to the challenge.


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Under her leadership, the business school has flourished, most recently with the introduction of two undergraduate development programs, the launch of the Women’s Leadership Institute, and a brand-new number twenty-two spot on Bloomberg’s prestigious business school rankings for the college’s part-time MBA program.

Read more at http://www.atlantamagazine.com/women-making-a-mark/kathy-schwaig/


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