Board of Directors

  • Role
  • Chairperson
    Pamela Whitten
    President, Kennesaw State University
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Kat Schwaig
    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Management Information Systems, Kennesaw State University
  • Chief Operating Officer
    Phaedra S. Corso
    Vice President for Research and Professor of Health Policy, Kennesaw State University
  • Assistant Chief Executive Officer
    Ian Ferguson
    Dean of Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Kennesaw State University
  • Treasurer
    Julie Peterson
    Chief Business Officer, Kennesaw State University
  • Assistant Treasurer
    Ron Matson
    Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology, Kennesaw State University
  • Board Member
    Scott Nowak
    Associate Professor of Biology, College of Science and Mathematics, Kennesaw State University
  • Board Member
    Nwakaego Nkumeh
    Vice President and Chief Legal Affairs Officer, Kennesaw State University 
  • Board Member
    Paola Spoletini
    Assistant Chair, Department of Software Engineering and Game  Development and Professor of Software Engineering, College of Computing and Software Engineering, Kennesaw State University
  • Student Representative
    Ashley McDonald
    Graduate Research Assistant, BioInnovation Laboratory, Kennesaw State University 
  • Board Secretary (non-voting)
    Jonathan Coker
    Director of Operations, Office of Research, Kennesaw State University