Multiple sources are suggesting that Attorney General Sam Olens will be named President of Kennesaw State University. Olens, who previously served as Cobb County Commission Chair, was elected Attorney General in the state-wide 2010 elections. He would replace Dr. Houston Davis, the chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia, who has served as Interim President since Dan Papp’s retirement in June.
Kennesaw State University has been in the news since the Fox 5 I-Team probe and the AJC reported that University System auditors uncovered numerous policy violations leading to Papp’s retirement and the dismissal of numerous high level administrators.
A government transparency advocate, General Olens rumored appointment would certainly restore credible leadership at the University founded in 1963 and boasting enrollment of more than 33,000 students.
While there are many names being mentioned to replace AG Olens, speculation puts Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, at the top of the list.