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Daniel S. Papp

president, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Daniel S. Papp became the third president of Kennesaw State University July 1, 2006. Prior to being named president by the Board of Regents, Papp served as senior vice chancellor for academics and fiscal affairs of the University System of Georgia. Senior vice chancellor since 2000, Papp was responsible for system-wide academic, faculty and student issues and concerns; business and financial affairs; academic and business information-technology systems; and strategic planning affecting all of the university systems 35 institutions. Before becoming senior vice chancellor, Papp directed educational programs for Yamacraw, Georgia's initiative to become the global leader in broadband technologies and components. Papp served as interim president of Southern Polytechnic State University from 1997 to 1998 and as executive assistant to the president at Georgia Tech from 1994 to 1997. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, Papp received his doctorate in international affairs from the University of Miami. His academic specialties include international security policy, U.S. and Russian foreign and defense policies, and international system change. He is the author or editor of 10 books on these topics, including the biography of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. He also has published more than 60 journal articles and chapters in edited books.