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KSU dean announces retirement
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KSU dean announces retirement

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Joseph Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, will retire next February.

Meeks announced his retirement during KSU's Opening of School activities on Aug. 15. He has been a member of the faculty for 38 years and served as dean for the last 14.

"During the years that Dean Meeks has led the College of the Arts, the college has grown in size, reputation, quality and private support," KSU Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Ken Harmon said in a statement.

Harmon added that the College of the Arts now has more endowed scholarships than any other college at KSU.

Under Meeks' leadership, the college also teamed up with KSU's Michael J. Coles College of Business to create the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program.

Effective Feb. 1, Department of Dance chair Ivan Pulinkala will be named interim chair of the College of the Arts until a permanent dean can be found.

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