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Committee: Increase KSU Athletic Fee

The step is necessary to launch a football program at Kennesaw State. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will vote on the matter today.

The state's third largest university will learn today if it can start a football program.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will consider Kennesaw State University's request to field a football team.

The Committee on Finance and Business recommends that the board approve President Daniel S. Papp's request to increase the athletic fee from $152 to $252 per semester to launch a football program and Title IX women’s athletic programs, according to the meeting agenda.

That committee is scheduled to make its report at 4:05 p.m.

Fee requests generally are approved during the board's April meeting, but KSU is seeking early approval so it can begin a "national search for a head football coach and staff as soon as possible," according to the agenda.  

The fee increase will be effective fall semester 2013.

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Deidre Vandenbos January 08, 2013 at 02:57 PM
We really don't need the extra fee or the extra sports. Why don't we actually focus in the end goal, people getting a good education and the funds put there.

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