Administration

Excellence in Action: Starts at the Top

Kent State University comprises eight unique campuses, various college academic 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.

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University Leadership

President Beverly Warren

 

PRESIDENT
BEVERLY WARREN

The president, along with the Kent State University Board of Trustees, oversee the functions of executive officers who manage the university’s divisions. View the full administrative organizational chart. Learn more about the Office of the President.


Meet the Administration

 

Todd A. Diacon

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

TODD A. DIACON

Provost & Senior Vice President

Responsible 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. View the academic organizational chartLearn more about the Office of the Provost.


Gregg S. Floyd

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. Learn more about the Division of Business and Finance.


Alfreda Brown

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

ALFREDA BROWN

Vice President

Maximizing individual and collective contributions, while creating an environment welcoming diversity of thought, continuous personal growth, academic attainment and above average achievement. Learn more about the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Greg Jarvie

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT & STUDENT AFFAIRS

GREG JARVIE

Vice President

Provides leadership to institutional efforts aimed at enhancing the co-curricular lives of students, complementing the academic mission and supporting student success. Learn more about the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs.


Willis Walker

GENERAL COUNSEL & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

WILLIS WALKER

Vice President

Serves as the legal representative for the university and provides legal advice and guidance on university-related matters to employees and departments. Learn more about the Division of General Counsel & Governmental Affairs.


HUMAN RESOURCES

JOSEPH S. VITALE JR.

Interim Vice President

Comprises Benefits, Communications, Compensation, Employee/Labor Relations, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, HR Outreach & Initiatives, Records, Talent Acquisition and Training & Development. 
Learn more about the Division of Human Resources.


Edward G. Mahon

INFORMATION SERVICES

EDWARD G. MAHON

Vice President

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. Learn more about the Division of Information Services.


Stephen G. Sokany

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

STEPHEN G. SOKANY

Interim 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. Learn more about the Division of Institutional Advancement.


Iris Harvey

UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

IRIS HARVEY

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. Learn more about the Division of University Relations.


Joel Nielsen

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

JOEL NIELSEN

Athletic Director

Kent State’s athletics program includes baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. Learn more about the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics


Charlene K. Reed

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
external agencies. Learn more about the Board of Trustees.