KSU President Sam Olens: ‘Student Success is Our No. 1 Priority’ (Metro Atlanta CEO)

Faculty and staff welcomed to start new academic year

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 11, 2017) — Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens welcomed faculty and staff to campus Thursday for the 2017-18 academic year, and encouraged them to take advantage of “the unique opportunity we have to transform the lives of our students.”

Speaking at the annual Opening of the University program at the Convocation Center on the Kennesaw Campus, Olens emphasized that “student success is our No. 1 priority.” He tasked the campus community to do their part to ensure that Kennesaw State students develop the skills and adaptability needed to succeed in today’s global economy.

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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