External Affairs Division

Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp Announces Retirement

Atlanta — May 11, 2016

Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp has announced he will retire as president effective June 30, 2016.

Board of Regents Chairman Kessel Stelling highlighted Papp’s service to the University System saying, “Dan Papp dedicated his life’s career to the University System of Georgia. For more than 40 years, Dan has played an important role in the growth and advancement of the System. From Georgia Tech, to the System Office and Kennesaw State, Dan has touched and made an impact on countless lives over the course of his career. On behalf of the Board of Regents, we thank Dan for his service.”

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby recognized Papp’s service to Kennesaw State University saying, “Dan’s extensive experience and leadership was essential to the transformation of Kennesaw State into a world-class university. When you step foot onto Kennesaw State’s campus, you immediately feel a vibrancy that Dan has played a part in making the institution what it is today. I thank Dan for his contributions to Kennesaw State University and the University System of Georgia and appreciate his commitment to higher education, along with his friendship. We wish Dan and his family the very best.”

Information regarding an interim president and search for the next president of Kennesaw State University will be announced soon.

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