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Company Overview of Kent State University

Company Overview

Kent State University is an educational institution that offers academic research programs focusing on certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. The institution provides degrees in arts, sciences, communication and information, health and human services, and technology. Additionally, it offers courses in nursing, financial engineering, and digital sciences. Kent State University was formerly known as The Kent State Normal School and changed its name in 1935. The institution was founded in 1910 and is based in Kent, Ohio.

1500 Horning Road

Kent, OH 44242

United States

Founded in 1910



Key Executives for Kent State University

Dean of Kent State’s College of Public Health
Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Trustee
General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President for University Relations and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kent State University Key Developments

Kent State University Elects Beverly J. Warren as President

The Kent State University Board of Trustees has elected Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., FACSM, currently provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as its next university president at a special board meeting held on Jan. 8, 2014. Warren will begin serving as Kent State's 12th president on July 1, 2014. She will succeed retiring President Lester A. Lefton, who has served as Kent State's chief executive officer since July 1, 2006.

Kent State University Presents at Graphite & Graphene Conference, Nov-26-2013 10:15 AM

Kent State University Presents at Graphite & Graphene Conference, Nov-26-2013 10:15 AM. Venue: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Ave at 52nd Street, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Hiroshi Yokoyama, Director, Liquid Crystal Institute.

Kent State University Announces Management Appointments

Kent State University announced two new leadership appointments in the Division of Academic Affairs. Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., has been named associate provost for academic affairs, effective May 20. In this position, her major responsibilities include leadership on behalf of the provost in a broad spectrum of academic areas; oversight of curriculum, accreditation and academic initiatives; and strategic planning and outcomes. She succeeds Timothy J. L. Chander. Tankersley has worked at Kent State nearly 20 years. During the past academic year, she has served as the Provost's Fellow. As the Provost's Fellow, Tankersley works closely with Diacon to observe and engage directly as institutional leaders address issues critical to the success of Kent State, such as strategic planning, faculty and student success, development and implementation of policy and procedures, and resource allocation. Prior to this appointment, Tankersley has served as interim department chair and program coordinator in Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services. Diacon also appointed Fashaad Crawford, Ph.D., as assistant provost for accreditation, assessment and learning. Crawford began serving in this new position May 13. Crawford's major responsibilities include the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP) and university accreditation, learning outcomes, student evaluations, and surveys and assessments. He also will work with the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Board of Regents. He assumes some of the responsibilities of Stephane Booth, Ph.D., associate provost for quality initiatives and curriculum, who announced her retirement effective June 30.

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