Welcome to Kennesaw State University! You are attending a fine university, and during the course of this and upcoming years, it will become even better. KSU’s faculty, staff, and administration are committed to excellence in everything we do, and I am sure that you, as a student, are also committed to excellence.
Over the years, Kennesaw State has grown from a small two-year institution to what it is today —a comprehensive university with more than 20,000 students offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees, and a host of programs centered on students, student life, and student learning. KSU is now a destination campus, and an exciting place to be.
At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, KSU is first and foremost a learning community, a diverse body of people of all ages, each of whom is striving to learn and to understand more about himself or herself, the world, and the many activities and endeavors that humans pursue. During your time here at Kennesaw State, you will discover many things about yourself and your world, and you will grow in ways you never imagined as you improve your capabilities and skills. I wish you well in your journey of discovery and growth.
KSU has also long prided itself, and rightfully so, on being an engaged learning community. Kennesaw State’s students, faculty, staff, and administration are engaged with each other, learn from each other, and help each other learn. Members of the KSU family are also engaged with the world beyond the campus, playing a large and growing role in business and industry, government and public affairs, and the service and support sectors, both as leaders and as active participants.
Again, welcome to Kennesaw State! I am pleased that you have chosen KSU as your university, and we all look forward to helping you learn, and to learning from you.
Daniel S. Papp