Kennesaw State Faculty and Students Upset at New Presidential Appointment

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From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Sam Olens, Georgia’s attorney general, was named on Wednesday as president of Kennesaw State University by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents, according to a university news release.

In a rare move, Mr. Olens was selected without a national search to fill the position, a point of conflict for many faculty members who regarded his appointment as a threat to shared governance. Students have also taken issue with Mr. Olens because of his defense of Georgia’s ban on gay marriage.

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