Success Stories

A women’s basketball player enters the court during pre-game introductions in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
by Kent State Athletics
July 21, 2014 - 12:46pm
Kent State University’s student-athletes continued their run of success in the classroom during the spring of 2014 by posting the third highest term grade point average (GPA) in recorded history. The athletic department finished with a 3.085 spring GPA, a number that ranks behind only a 3.11 in the spring of 2013 and a 3.10 in the spring of 2012. The department’s current cumulative GPA of 3.139 remains the highest in recorded history.
Eric Jefferis, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health, teaches a Ph.D.-level class in Lowry Hall. Jefferis has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
July 7, 2014 - 10:23am
Scholar of the Month: Eric JefferisAssociate Professor of Social and Behavioral SciencesCollege of Public Health2004-present Eric Jefferis is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on intentional injury, violence prevention and program evaluation.
Kent State President Beverly Warren greets Kent State alumni at the Lakehouse Inn located in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, during the first day of the Presidential Listening tour. It also was Warren’s first day as university president.
by Emily Vincent
July 7, 2014 - 9:49am
Beverly Warren, Kent State University’s new president, wants to learn what makes the university so exceptional and how we can share our unique story with the world. On July 1, her first day as the university’s leader, Warren began this quest by embarking on a listening tour. 
Beverly Warren, Kent State’s 12th president, stands outside the executive offices in the University Library.
by University Communications and Marketing
July 1, 2014 - 8:00am
The Kent State University community welcomes Beverly Warren as its new president. She becomes Kent State’s 12th president on July 1, 2014. 
The 2014 Flashguides, mentors to new students during the Destination Kent State advising and registration program, and Kent State staff gather for a group photo in Risman Plaza.
by Office of Student Success Programs
June 23, 2014 - 12:53pm
Destination Kent State has returned! The June and July advising and registration program is a one-and-a-half-day experience for new, first-year Kent State University students that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. Students are encouraged to invite family members to participate in the program.
Kent State’s Center for Student Involvement reports that the number of registered student organizations and memberships reached an all-time high this year. About 15,000 students were involved in 325 different organizations.
by Center for Student Involvement
June 9, 2014 - 9:28am
Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement fosters student growth and development through leadership, civic, cultural, social and involvement opportunities on campus. Joining a registered student organization gives students a unique set of opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni, and network with business leaders through conferences and seminars.
Pratim Datta (right) is pictured with students in the Vaughn-Hoover Executive Classroom in the Business Administration Building. An associate professor of management and information systems and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Business Administration, Datta has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
June 2, 2014 - 1:26am
Scholar of the Month: Pratim DattaAssociate Professor of Management and Information Systems and Director of the Ph.D. ProgramCollege of Business Administration2007-present Pratim Datta is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Information Systems and director of the Ph.D. Program at the College of Business Administration. His research examines global technology and supply chain management in the areas of user experience, design, security and deployment.
Kent State students show off their plaques from the residence hall challenge during this year’s RecycleMania recycling competition with Engleman Hall winning first place and Centennial A and B receiving “most improved.” The students also display the Braggin’ Wheel after defeating the University of Akron in the friendly environmental competition and stand next to the newly planted tree.
by Morgan Jupina
May 19, 2014 - 9:03am
Kent State University faculty, staff and students gathered between residence halls Centennial A and B on April 24 for the annual Tree Planting Ceremony to commemorate Arbor Day and to celebrate the winners of this year’s RecycleMania competition. More than 460 universities across the U.S. and Canada were invited to practice waste minimization during the eight-week competition. Kent State placed second in the state for recycling 263,354 pounds of material, which is equivalent to keeping 67 cars off the road for a year.
Across Kent State University’s eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 16, 2014 - 2:43pm
Across Kent State University’s eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.