Frontline workers keeping KSU safe


Even in the best of times, the day-to-day operations of a large university are a major undertaking. But in the midst of a global pandemic, smooth operations have been phenomenal. Thanks to the tireless work of so many Kennesaw State staff members during the past six months, we are seeing those positive results as KSU goes about the business of educating our nearly 41,000 students.

Leading the way every day are many of our unsung heroes in custodial services who have been cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting offices, classrooms and public spaces around the clock to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Other units such as central receiving and distribution, and event and venue management have been instrumental in their efforts toward making sure the University was ready to welcome students and faculty back to campus this fall while remaining safe and open for the semester.

In addition, our Department of Public Safety including the Office of Emergency Management and our University Police have played a critical role coordinating the entire University’s response to the pandemic by securing and distributing PPE and other equipment, assisting with COVID testing sites, leading the University’s contact tracing efforts, and even serving as the distribution center for food boxes for students in need.

Finally, there were also several units that remained open to students who needed access throughout the pandemic such as housing, the libraries, and other key areas where staff worked to keep things running in as normal a fashion as possible.

As the semester continues and as we work through and finalize our plans for the spring, I ask that as you go about your day and see these dedicated individuals, please stop and thank them for all that they do.

And on behalf of the entire University, I would like to say THANK YOU. The work that you do is critical to the mission of this university and we appreciate your efforts.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten