Kennesaw State to officially install Sam Olens as fourth president
Investiture Ceremony and Celebration scheduled October 19
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 10, 2017) — Samuel S. Olens will be formally vested as the fourth president of Kennesaw State University on October 19. The Campus community is invited to the Investiture Ceremony at the Convocation Center followed by an Investiture Celebration on the Campus Green.
The Presidential Investiture is a ceremony in which the new leader is conferred with the authority of the office. Held during the president’s first year in office, the investiture is an academic tradition giving the University an opportunity to begin a new chapter in its history and celebrate as a community. The investiture of the new president is a formal academic ceremony.
Samuel S. Olens became the fourth president of Kennesaw State University on November 1, 2016. Previously, he served as the attorney general of Georgia from 2010 through 2016, and as the chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners from 2002 through 2010. For more about President Olens, click here.
WHEN and WHERE:
Investiture Ceremony – KSU Convocation Center, 10 a.m.
Investiture Celebration – KSU Campus Green, Noon
Click here for more information about the Presidential Investiture.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers close to 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.