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Cultivating Culture and Engagement at Kennesaw State University with Karen McDonnell

How do you maintain a sense of culture in a university of more than 40,000 students across over 180 programs, as well as with the faculty and staff? In today’s episode, John sits down with Karen McDonnell, Chief Human Resources Officer at Kennesaw State University (KSU).

KSU started 60 years ago as a two-year community college. Today, it is a doctoral university with approximately 43,000 students. Karen enlightened us on the crucial role that company culture plays at KSU, and how they have managed to preserve this unique identity amidst their continuous growth. She shares the innovative strategies they've put in place to counter challenges that arose due to the pandemic and some of the initiatives KSU started that helped their Human Resources team achieve an overall satisfaction level of more than 90% in their customer surveys.

Tune in to hear Karen’s fascinating journey into the world of organizational culture, employee engagement, and servant leadership.

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