New building will put students first


A major part of Kennesaw State's success as an institution of higher learning is our dedication to making the students our top priority. Beginning this week, we will be adding another important piece to that focus.

On Wednesday, KSU will break ground on the 143,000-square-foot Academic Learning Center, centrally located on the Kennesaw Campus to provide some much-needed student-support space. The new building will be home to numerous student-centered facilities, including 20 classrooms, six seminar rooms, a multi-purpose lecture hall, and computer and other specialized labs. Several departments, such as the Honors Program, the Interdisciplinary Research Center, the Exploratory Advising Center and the Financial Literacy Center, will have a significant presence in the new building.

With the growth that KSU has undergone in the past few years, spaces designed specifically for students have become more important than ever. The Academic Learning Center will enhance and modernize student academic and learning support functions, while at the same time creating new opportunities for departments to collaborate and share resources.

I am eager to see how much more we can accomplish as a university when the Academic Learning Center begins operating next year. KSU's focus on providing students a first-rate educational experience is unwavering, and this new learning center will allow us to maintain that focus for years to come.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten