Kathy Schwaig Is the New President of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Kathy Schwaig is the new president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She has been serving as interim president for the past eight months.

“There is no question that Kennesaw State University has an extraordinary story and a promising future, and I’m honored the board has confidence in me to keep that story moving forward,” Dr. Schwaig said. “My highest priority has been to support faculty and staff in making KSU a student-centered university, and the university’s focus on retention, engagement, and academic success won’t change.”

Kennesaw State University enrolls more than 37,000 undergraduate students and nearly 3,000 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 49 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Before being named interim president, Dr. Schwaig served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 2019 to 2021. Prior to being named provost, she was dean of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Previously, she was associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Business. She joined the faculty at the business school in 2002.

Dr. Schwaig earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of South Carolina.

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