Kennesaw State students, faculty hold silent campus protest of Olens

A large group of students and faculty silently lined Campus Green at Kennesaw State University on Monday in protest of the sole option for their future leader.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens is teed up to become the next president of the university without a lick of student input. All this in the wake of a tumultuous year of leadership failures, including financial policy violations by former president Dan Papp, who suddenly resigned earlier this year.

Protesters and others also took to social media to showcase their opposition to Olens' record on LGBTQ issues. Olens has been criticized for opposing both gay marriage and gender neutral bathrooms.

The state Board of Regents is scheduled to vote Wednesday on Olens' presidency.

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