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 Vice President for Human Resources
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio


We welcome your interest in Kent State University for our Vice President for Human Resources post.

For formal consideration and to apply directly for this position, please visit the links below for the HR application portal and position description.


Our Mission

The mission of Kent State University is to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community. As an eight-campus educational system, Kent State offers a broad array of academic programs to engage students in diverse learning environments that educate them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship and productive careers.

Our Vision

Kent State University will change lives by encouraging outstanding teaching and innovative learning opportunities, by cultivating excellence in all we do, and by seeking greater access and affordability for our students. Kent State shall expand its dynamic leadership through recognized scholarship and path-breaking research, through increased levels of external support leading to new discoveries and economic developments, through partnerships with other institutions and organizations in the pursuit of academic excellence. To further these common goals, faculty, staff and students, as well as our alumni and community supporters, shall serve as collaborative partners in advancing Kent State's status as a model for 21st-century public higher education.

About Kent State University

Since its founding as a teacher-training school in 1910, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as one of the premiere Ohio colleges. This Ohio university also has earned acclaim for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves and society as a whole through a vast array of continuing education courses and much more.

Kent State University continues to be recognized locally and nationally in large part because of the unique skills, diverse talents, knowledge, and expertise that our faculty and staff bring to their roles. In return, Kent State offers many services and resources to assist faculty and staff in their professional and personal development.

"Great Colleges to Work For" in 2011. The university was recognized in the Compensation and Benefits category for large universities. Kent State is also a four-time recipient of the NorthCoast 99 award, being named one of the 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio.

The Division of Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources assists departments in attracting, motivating, developing, and retaining talented individuals in a positive, diverse, healthy and safe work environment. Particular emphasis is placed on maximizing employee communication throughout the multi-campus system, enhancing the workplace climate, and implementing technology solutions to streamline work and/or improve the delivery of services.