Kennesaw State University Case Study

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For the growth of any college to be possible, changes had to be made continuously. For changes to be made, there has to be a person or people with an innovative idea. In order to fulfill the vision of creating a college, there has to be sufficient funds and a team of support to undertake the task. Kennesaw State University and its College of Science has reflected tremendous growth in the past five decades and is continuing on the same path. The history and the organizational development of a college displays a contrast between what the college started with and the outcomes of all the efforts that built on the foundation of the institution. Kennesaw State University was chartered in 1964. Prior to making such a decision, the Georgia Board of Reagents had to do a poll to validate the interest of the people to build a college. The polls were placed in the Marietta Journal on the 22 April 1964, the majority of 88% approved of the creation. However, Dr. Ernest Vandiver who was the Governor of Georgia at the time had no interest in creating a school north of the…show more content…
The courses initially taught in the Biology department were as follows: Biology General, Human, Elementary Botany, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, Biological Science, Fundamental Microbiology. Over the years, the College of Science has gained recognition and has been awarded for their successes. Kennesaw State University 's College of Science and Mathematics was awarded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a lump sum of $1.018 million grant for five-years, to upsurge the number of doctorate-holding scientists from groups of inadequate representation. Kennesaw State 's commitment to creating diversity in the Georgia 's bio-medical research labor force and the forte of bio-medical research programs were attributes that the NIH award had
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