KSU President Dan Papp, who made the announcement Friday, said Dr. Timothy Chandler would be paid a salary of $228,000 to serve as KSU's new provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 11.
Chandler, 59, who earned a Ph.D. in education/physical education from Stanford University, presently serves as senior associate provost for academic affairs at Ohio's Kent State.
He and his wife, Margaret, have two grown children. He became a U.S. citizen three years ago, he said.
"I'm looking forward to being part of the Kennesaw community," Chandler said Friday. "It's an institution that is growing and energetic and energized, and that, to me, is a very exciting prospect of joining, and I'm hopeful of contributing in any way that I can."
Papp said a search committee had the luxury of choosing from more than 100 qualified candidates for the position ever since former provost Lendley Black, stepped down in July after being named chancellor of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
"He understands students, he understands faculty, he understands staff, and he is commited to the success of the students, faculty and staff," Papp said. "And he is also extremely well respected by those folks with whom he has worked."