After CEO resigns, Google Fiber says Atlanta is safe (WABE 90.1 FM)
KSU professor: Gregory McCray's departure 'not a complete surprise'
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 18, 2017) — The CEO of Google Access, Gregory McCray, which oversees Google Fiber, stepped down Monday.
Humayun Zafar, associate professor of information security at Kennesaw State University, said Google Fiber seems to have had a rocky start in Atlanta.
"They do many things well, but there are certain areas where they struggle. If that is happening, then it’s not a complete surprise that the person at the top takes the hit,” Zafar said. “The guy who lays down the cables is not going to be held responsible for what could be an incomplete business strategy: maybe they didn’t foresee some of the challenges."
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 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.