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It has been nearly a year since the nation grappled with the pain and anxiety that arose from the tragic death of George Floyd. With today’s verdict of guilt, it is important to reaffirm that at KSU, there is no room for or tolerance of any form of racism. We remain committed to the enactment of rhetoric and action that will result in a campus community dedicated to social and racial justice.

We can lean upon the diversity of our experiences and perspectives to help serve as the foundation to collectively tackle the opportunities and challenges for real, lasting change now and in the future.

Let us move forward together, determined to support one another and our KSU community in this endeavor.

Pamela Whitten, President
Kathy Schwaig, Provost
Sylvia Carey-Butler, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Eric Arneson, Vice President for Student Affairs

Presidential Task Force on Race Underway

Kennesaw State is fortunate to have an authentically diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Our many backgrounds and perspectives, strengthens our university, and serves as a foundation for how we collectively address the racial challenges and opportunities for change that are present in a large institution such as ours.

The task force was chaired by KSU's Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Sylvia Carey-Butler and was comprised of a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff that represented perspectives from across our two campuses and other key constituents. The task force created this report to lead KSU toward meaningful change for our community and beyond.

As outlined in the report, now four Implementation subcommittees will convene to begin the deeper work of planning and implementing the recommended actions.

These Implementation subcommittees will meet on a regular basis and will keep the campus community updated on their progress.