Secrecy of search for university president draws criticism

Kennesaw State University
Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-24 12:22:13-04

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Some faculty members and students at one of Georgia's largest universities say the names of candidates and finalists in the search for the school's next president should be made public.

They say greater transparency is needed in the search for Kennesaw State University's new leader, and that top candidates should visit the campus and meet with students and faculty before the decision is made.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that search committee members so far have decided to keep secret the names of potential candidates.

Sam Olens resigned as Kennesaw State's president in February. Olens, who was Georgia's attorney general before the Board of Regents hired him to lead KSU, was the only candidate for the job then.

With about 35,000 students, the public institution northwest of Atlanta is Georgia's third-largest university.