Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

The board of regents of Kennesaw State University in Georgia has named Pamela Whitten as the sole finalist for the position of president. The board has to wait at least five days after naming a finalist to make the appointment official.

Kennesaw State University enrolls more than 32,000 undergraduate students and nearly 3,000 graduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 48 percent of the undergraduate student body.

After being named the sole finalist, Dr. Whitten said that “Kennesaw State already enjoys a proud and storied history, and I am excited by this opportunity to take one of the nation’s great public universities to new heights. Together, we can expand successful outcomes and meaningful learning experiences for all students, boost faculty research and provide greater outreach services to improve the quality of life for citizens locally and beyond.”

Since 2014, Dr. Whitten has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Dr. Whitten is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, where she majored in management. She holds a master’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Kansas.

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