Message from the Dean

As we prepare for the fall semester, I wanted to take a moment to assure our College that the University has been engaged in detailed planning sessions that will help structure the upcoming academic year. Face-to-face instruction, hybrid methods and online courses will all be a part of the offerings for the fall in order to ensure that classes can be a safe as possible.

While the circumstances surrounding the pandemic continue to be fluid, we can be sure that activities that were considered standard in the past, will not be the same for the new reality. As always, our top priority is to deliver excellent education to our students, and the faculty and staff of the College of Architecture and Construction Management are fully committed to that goal.

Although the transition to remote learning was abrupt, albeit necessary, I am proud of how the students, faculty and staff transitioned to remote learning methods and online offerings. The College was able to celebrate a successful end to the semester and the students who earned their degrees this spring. These graduates join a strong tradition of alumni from the College, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in person when circumstances allow.

Currently, the University is holding summer courses online, and as I noted, the development of safety measures and strategies for a return to instruction in the fall will continue. We are looking forward to taking the steps necessary to ensure our students remain healthy, safe and engaged in their academic pursuits.

Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of our College and University, and I look forward to being together with you again in the future.

Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne
Dean and Professor of Architecture
College of Architecture and Construction Management
Kennesaw State University

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