Four finalists named for KSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs


Campus visits set for Kennesaw and Marietta campuses

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 30, 2018) — Four finalists have been named in the search for Kennesaw State’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs. Each candidate will visit the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses to meet with various campus constituencies. As part of the on-campus interview process, each candidate also will hold public presentations, which are open to all KSU faculty, staff, and students.

The presentations will be held at 10:15-11:15 a.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the Kennesaw Campus (HS1000); and 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Engineering and Technology Center on the Marietta Campus (Q202) on the following dates:

November 5

Dr. Larry Singell, Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University

November 7

Dr. Melanie Perreault, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, SUNY Buffalo State College

November 12

Dr. Mike Ferrara, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire

November 14

Dr. Teresa Dahlberg, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University

The 20-member search committee includes representation from faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The firm Funk & Associates is assisting in the search.

Details of the schedule and biographies for each finalist are available at


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