Kennesaw State president to give State of the University address

Sam Olens
Sam Olens


Sam Olens will highlight University’s growth and future

KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 18, 2017) — Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens will provide two opportunities to hear his first State of the University address, on April 24 and 26. In addresses at the Kennesaw Campus and Marietta Campus, Olens will offer insight on the University’s growth and future and share news on the comprehensive University’s programs, projects and facilities.

WHAT: The State of the University address is an annual update on Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia. This will be Olens’ first State of the University address since becoming Kennesaw State’s president in November 2016.

WHO: Samuel S. Olens, president of Kennesaw State University


Marietta Campus

Monday, April 24 at 10 a.m.

Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway

Kennesaw Campus

Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center, 488 Prillaman Way

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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