Officials from Kennesaw State University will be in dowtown Atlanta on Wednesday to seek Board of Regents approval for the increase in student fees that would help bring new athletic programs, including football, to campus.
The board was originally set to vote on the $100 fee increase during their Jan. 8 meeting, but tabled the decision in order to perform a more thorough evaluation of fee proposals. The board would normally review the fee proposal again in April, but KSU has asked for a early decision so they can begin the search for a coaching staff as soon as possible.
Should the student fee increase be approved by the board, the additional revenue will go towards the start up costs of several new athletic programs at KSU, including football. In order to satisfy Title IX, female sports that may be introduced include equestrian, sand volleyball, and cheerleading.
“We are excited that the Board of Regents is allowing Kennesaw State University the opportunity to be on the agenda for a vote,” athletic director Vaughn Williams told the Marietta Daily Journal on Monday.