Administrator may transfer to another KSU

Zachary Culler

After a decade of service, a Kent State administrator might begin working for a different KSU — the third largest university in Georgia.

In a press release yesterday, Georgia’s Kennesaw State University named Kent State’s Senior Associate Provost Timothy Chandler as one of two finalists in its search for a new provost.

“I think they feel that the kind of experiences I’ve had at Kent are appropriate and pertinent to their own university,” Chandler said.

Chandler, who beat out 101 fellow applicants, said he plans to visit Kennesaw State starting Jan. 20 for a final round of interviews for the position.

“The goal of the provost search committee has been to find a provost for Kennesaw State University who understands the complexities of a large university and who has the experience to help lead a dynamic academic institution as it continues on its upward trajectory toward national prominence,” said Arlinda Eaton, chair of the provost search committee, during a press release.

After hearing about the job opening a few weeks before winter break, Chandler said he thought it posed great potential for his career.

“It’s a place that is growing quickly and is building new programs,” he said. “The area has programs that are definitely of interest to me.”

Contact Zachary Culler at [email protected].