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The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Presidential Search and Screen Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of President of Kennesaw State University (KSU). This presidency is an excellent opportunity for an engaging, dynamic, and visionary leader who is inspired to advance the University's mission of a student-centered, research-driven university.

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 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 https://kennesaw.edu/

 

The university seeks a student-centered, committed leader to further KSU's trajectory and build on its student, academic, research and operational success. In this highly visible role, the president will work with a broad set of stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members – to chart the future direction of the university.  The president will share the institution’s unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The ideal candidate will bring the ability to articulate a strong vision for one of the largest Research 2 universities in the nation; have significant experience building strong teams, work collaboratively with stakeholders; and a demonstrated commitment to fostering, recognizing, and rewarding student success, research, and scholarship. KSU’s next president will be a transparent leader, engaged listener, effective communicator and exceptional relationship builder who demonstrates integrity and strong commitment to shared governance, diversity, and inclusion. The successful individual will have experience in managing the financial and budgetary operations of a complex enterprise, a strong fundraising record and the creative thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurial skills, and the personal and professional reputation and integrity to unite the institution moving forward and ensure its future. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is required; experience in higher education administration, teaching and research experience are strongly preferred.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received no later than January 21, 2022. Candidates should provide a resume or CV and a letter of application. Nominations and application materials should be sent electronically via email to KSU's search consultants Ann Yates and John McFarland at KSUPresident@zrgpartners.com  

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.