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Politician Is Named President of Kennesaw State

October 13, 2016

Sam Olens, Georgia's attorney general, was on Wednesday named president of Kennesaw State University. Olens was the sole candidate considered and had the backing of leaders of the University System of Georgia. The announcement of his appointment made no mention of opposition to his candidacy from faculty and student groups concerned about the lack of a national search, Olens's lack of experience working in higher education and some positions he has taken that are viewed as antigay.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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