KENNESAW, Ga. - Kennesaw State University students staged a protest Monday after reports that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olsen could be the school’s new president.
FOX 5 has confirmed that Olsen will interview for the position on Tuesday, but some students say they are concerned, citing Olsen’s history of bigotry against the GLBTQ community.
In particular, the students pointed to his work to defend Georgia’s gay marriage ban and his participation in a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s bathroom directive.
University of Georgia Systems Chancellor Hank Huckaby issued a statement to the students saying, “While the interview itself will be conducted in executive session, I want you to know Mr. Olsen is being seriously considered for the role of president.”
Attorney General Olsen had no comment on today’s protest.