Kennesaw State’s Josh Gunn honored by American College Counseling Association


Counseling Center Director of the Year Award presented during annual meeting KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 26…

Georgia (Oct 26, 2015)Counseling Center Director of the Year Award presented during annual meeting

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 26, 2015) — Josh E. Gunn, executive director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Kennesaw State University, was honored by the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) with its Director of the Year Award during the group’s annual business meeting in Louisville, Ky. Robert (Bob) Mattox, associate vice president and director of Student Success Services, accepted the award on Gunn’s behalf.

“Dr. Gunn received the Director of the Year Award because of his outstanding work as a counseling center director and for his service to the American College Counseling Association,” said Tamara Knapp-Grosz, the past-president of ACCA.

Gunn, who joined Kennesaw State in December 2008, is the first KSU administrator to be selected for the award. In addition to his service on behalf of the ACCA, since December 2012 Gunn has served on the advisory board of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, which helps educate colleges and universities on best practices for behavioral intervention teams.

“During a challenging time in Georgia, Dr. Gunn has successfully managed the merger of two counseling centers while serving as president and past-president of ACCA,” Knapp-Grosz said. “He is a sought-after speaker and a resource for counselors nationwide.”

As executive director of KSU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Gunn oversees nearly 20 counselors at counseling centers on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. A Georgia-licensed psychologist, he received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Purdue University and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at KSU. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium. Gunn also holds an M.A. in clinical psychology from Western Kentucky University and a B.A. in psychology from Asbury University.

Gunn’s professional interests are in college student development, mental health issues on the college campus, training and supervision, and psychological testing.



Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country.


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