Excellence in Action: Starts at the Top
Kent State University comprises eight unique campuses, various college disciplinary programs and many graduate and interdisciplinary programs. Learn more about the divisions and business units that make Kent State University one of the top universities in Ohio.
Lester A. Lefton
The president along with the Kent State University Board of Trustees oversee the functions of executive officers who manage the university’s divisions.
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Meet the Administration
Todd A. Diacon
Provost & Senior Vice President
Responsibility for academic units, including colleges, schools, departments and Regional Campuses. Each of these units operates in accordance with Kent State’s educational and public service mission. Access an organizational listing..
Business & Finance
Gregg S. Floyd
Senior Vice President
Responsible for the financial and physical operations of the university and maintaining a safe and peaceful environment, with values based on principles of respect, integrity, service and commitment.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Maximizing individual and collective contributions, while creating an environment welcoming diversity of thought, continuous personal growth, academic attainment and above average achievement.
Enrollment Management &
Providing leadership to institutional efforts aimed at enhancing the co-curricular lives of students, complementing the academic mission and supporting student success.
General Counsel &
Serving as the legal representative for the university and provides legal advice and guidance on university-related matters to employees and departments.
Joseph S. Vitale Jr.
Interim Vice President
Comprised of Benefits, Communications, Compensation, Employee/Labor Relations, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, HR Outreach & Initiatives, Records, Talent Acquisition and Training & Development. Learn more
Edward G. Mahon
Dedicated to serving the university's students, staff, alumni and faculty, providing connectivity, devices and security with support and training by phone, online and in person.
Eugene J. Finn
Vice President & Executive Director, KSU Foundation
Promoting awareness among Kent State University benefactors of the impact their contributions make to the growth and future success of the university.
Research & Sponsored Programs
W. Grant McGimpsey
Focusing on the major global challenges we face as a society: healthcare, energy and sustainability. Enriching lives through our cultural and artistic endeavors, while educating the next generation of educators. Learn more
Vice President & Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
University Relations promotes and markets the university's identity, as Kent State serves the region and world through teaching, research and outreach.
Kent State’s athletics program includes baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
Chief of Staff
Charlene K. Reed
Vice President & University Secretary
Responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the president and Board of Trustees, while also facilitating communications between the university and