Join us for the Presidential Investiture of Samuel S. Olens as the fourth president of Kennesaw State University, October 19, 2017. 

The presidential investiture is a ceremony in which the new leader is vested with the authority of the office. Held during the president’s first year in office, the investiture is an academic tradition giving the university an opportunity to begin a new chapter in its history and celebrate as a community. The investiture of the new president is a formal ceremony with foundations in many academic traditions and protocols.

Meet Samuel S. Olens

Samuel S. Olens became the fourth president of Kennesaw State University on November 1, 2016. Previously, he served as the attorney general of Georgia from 2010 through 2016, and as the chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners from 2002 through 2010. 

Discover more about Samuel S. Olens.

About Kennesaw State University

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state.

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Schedule of Events

The celebration will begin on Wednesday, October 18, and continue on Thursday, October 19.

Wednesday, October 18

KSU Foundation Investiture Dinner to honor President and Mrs. Olens (Invitation Only)
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19

Investiture Breakfast (Platform Party Only)
President’s Boardroom, Kennesaw Hall
8:30 a.m.

Investiture Ceremony
KSU Convocation Center
10:00 a.m. (Open to Invited Guests and Campus Community) 

Investiture Celebration
KSU Campus Green
Noon (Open to Invited Guests and Campus Community)