Papp Among Top 100 Most Influential Atlantans
Welcome to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual special section profiling Atlanta’s
(Jun 22, 2015) — Welcome to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual special section profiling Atlanta’s
100 most influential people, as selected by the Chronicle’s editors. The list contains
many familiar names, but also many new ones
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President, Kennesaw State
Daniel Papp is using his influence to create a new Kennesaw State University that
will have approximately 32,000 students. On Jan. 6, the Board of Regents of the University
System of Georgia greenlighted the consolidation of KSU and Southern Polytechnic State
University. The newly combined university will operate as fully consolidated institution
when classes begin this fall. "This is a historic moment for both institutions," Papp
has said. The combined school will be one of the top 50 largest public universities
in the country and will employ more than 2,800 full-time faculty and staff.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.