After "Outstanding" Interview, Regents to Vote on Olens' KSU Presidency


(Marietta Daily Journal) - Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has been officially recommended for the position of president of Kennesaw State University, with a vote by the Georgia Board of Regents the final step before getting the job.

The Board of Regents is set to vote on Olens’ hiring at their meeting Oct. 12.

“I am honored to be considered for the presidency of Kennesaw State University,” Olens said in a release by the University of System of Georgia. “Cobb County is my home, and I care deeply for Kennesaw State. If I’m fortunate enough to be selected by the Board of Regents, I will do everything I can to earn the trust and support of KSU’s faculty, staff and students.”

Olens, who served as Cobb chairman from 2002 to 2010, was interviewed Tuesday by the Board of Regents’ Executive and Compensation Committee, which recommended Olens be considered by the full board.

In a letter to the KSU community, Chancellor Hank Huckaby said Olens “spoke passionately about the role of higher education, his experience as a leader, and his vision for taking Kennesaw State University to the next level.”

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