Category: University System of Georgia

Rep Mandi Ballinger Brings New Campus Carry Bill

Yesterday, Rep Mandi Ballinger (R-Cherokee County) dropped a slightly revised “Campus Carry” bill into the hopper.  The legislature passed a similar bill last year but the measure was vetoed by Governor Nathan Deal. After the bill was passed last session, the Governor weighed in with a list of concerns.  It was late in session and

Judge Grants In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrants

The Fulton County Superior Court ruled today that Georgia residents who have been shielded from deportation by the Obama Administration shall be granted in-state tuition at Georgia public universities. The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allowed millions of young immigrants to obtain legal status if they illegally entered the United States as a

Two Police Officers Shot at Georgia Southwestern In Americus

UPDATED: The following is a statement from 2nd District Congressman Sanford Bishop AMERICUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the shooting in Americus, GA: “This morning in Americus, two law enforcement officers were shot by a gunman near Georgia Southwestern University, which was put on lockdown. One

A “Pat” On The Back

Now that it’s all over but the shouting, (from some dopey college kids who ought to be locked up for disrupting a public meeting) and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens been appointed President of Kennesaw State University and Chris Carr, the former Commissioner of the State Department of Economic Development, has been announced as Olens’ replacement, we should

Sam Olens Candidacy for KSU Presidency Up for a Vote by the Full Board of Regents

The Executive and Compensation Committee of the Board of Regents met today to interview Attorney General Sam Olens as a candidate for the presidency of Kennesaw State University, and decided to recommend him to the entire Board for consideration. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said in a statement, “With Sam Olens, we have

Sam Olens One Step Closer to Running Kennesaw State University

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has endorsed Attorney General Sam Olens to become the new president of Kennesaw State University. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, Huckaby had considered conducting a nationwide search for a new president, but after talking to Olens, he decided to consider Olens first. Olens is scheduled to meet

Charges Brought Against Former Vice Provost of GA Regents University

From a press release from the Georgia Attorney General’s Office: “On Tuesday, September 28, 2016, a Richmond County Grand Jury charged Roman Cibirka with two felony counts of Theft by Taking (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-2). Roman Cibirka was the Vice Provost of Georgia Regents University (now Augusta University). Prior to serving as the Vice Provost he

Olens Confirmed to Head KSU

Following several months of rumors, The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported this afternoon that Attorney General Sam Olens will take the helm of Kennesaw State University. Sources anticipate that Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will be appointed as Attorney General by Governor Deal. Former KSU President Dan Papp retired in June following an audit