Access and Excellence: Continuing Goals for Metropolitan Universities

  • Betty L. Siegel Kennesaw State University
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Student Success


This article considers the enormous changes in this country's metropolitan universities brought about by expanded access to higher education, and describes the programs and polices that one university-Kennesaw State-has implemented to adjust to these changes. Seeing these trends as an opportunity to redefine our institutional mission and, at the same time, reassert our commitment to academic excellence, Kennesaw State has built upon its model of invitational leadership in order to encourage student success in the classroom and beyond.