Kennesaw State president Dan Papp to retire June 30

Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp will retire from his position leading the school on June 30.

Papp announced his retirement in a letter to the Kennesaw State community Tuesday night.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as president of this great University for the past 10 years, and to enjoy a 43-year career with the University System of Georgia,” Papp said in the letter.

Papp says he informed system Chancellor Hank Huckaby of his retirement on Tuesday. The announcement comes as Kennesaw State is celebrating two days of commencement ceremonies for spring graduates.

During his tenure at Kennesaw State, Papp oversaw the consolidation of the university with the former Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. That consolidation has increased Kennesaw State’s enrollment to more than 33,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the state.

More information regarding an interim president will be announced in the coming weeks, Papp said.

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