Kennesaw State vote on Sam Olens’ presidency set for Oct. 12

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens’ candidacy for Kennesaw State University president took an important step Tuesday when a state Board of Regents committee recommended the entire board vote on Olens next week.

Olens met in a closed door session for nearly two hours Tuesday with the board’s Executive and Compensation Committee. The committee voted without any objections to a proposal that the entire board vote on Olens at its Oct. 12 meeting.

The committee’s action was not a recommendation to hire, only that the whole Board of Regents vote. Olens, though, apparently swayed several committee members.

“He did an outstanding job,” University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said of Olens’ meeting with the committee.

Olens was not present when the committee took its vote.

If Olens is appointed KSU’s president, Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to appoint a replacement for attorney general.

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