Kennesaw State names new chief human resources officer

7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 Education
Karen McDonnell is Kennesaw State University's new human resources director. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.

Kennesaw State University has hired a veteran human resources professional to run its department, officials announced Tuesday.

Karen McDonnell is the university’s new assistant vice president and chief human resources officer. Her position is effective as of Tuesday.

McDonnell was previously senior vice president of human resources at PruittHealth, a post-acute care company headquartered in Norcross, KSU said in a news release. The university said McDonnell has held a number of positions in human resources, primarily in the healthcare industry with organizations such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Piedmont Healthcare.