Kennesaw State University police Chief Roger Stearns
Photo: Kennesaw State University
Photo: Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State police chief announces resignation

Kennesaw State University police Chief Roger Stearns has announced his resignation, effective Aug. 31, officials said Monday.

Deputy Chief Edward Stephens will serve as acting chief of police. Stearns will work with Stearns during the transition, according to an email sent to faculty and staff.

The email did not explain why Stearns was stepping down. A KSU spokeswoman had no further information Monday on why Stearns is resigning.

The university has conducted an internal review surrounding unspecified leadership concerns, according to spokeswoman Tammy DeMel.

Stearns was named chief in December 2013 after a national search that included more than 100 applicants. The email said a national search will be conducted to find Stearns’ replacement.

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