Kent State University Board of Trustees Meeting, May 11

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, May 11. The Board is scheduled to convene at 9 a.m. in the Event Space on the first floor of the university’s new Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, located at 350 S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio.

Trustees will retire into executive session from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the Board Room on the third floor to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”

Dear Colleagues: 

I am pleased to announce that the two candidates for the position of vice president for human resources will be on campus this week. As part of the interview process, each candidate will participate in a public presentation, which will include remarks and a question-and-answer period. 

I encourage you to attend the following public presentations and then provide your input through the online surveys:

Kent State University at Trumbull proudly announces Jennifer Roller, President of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, as its 2016 Spring Commencement speaker. Close to 100 of the more than 225 students graduating this spring will participate in the ceremony, which will be held Friday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. in Warren.

Photo of a new graduate from Kent State's Fall 2015 CommencementKent State University will hold its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center, and on Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall.

Kendra S. Albright, Ph.D., will become the new director of Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), effective July 1, 2016. Albright currently serves as professor in the School of Library and Information Science and director of the African Studies Program at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia.

WKSU reporter/host Amanda Rabinowitz has been recognized by the Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA) with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing. The Murrow Awards are considered among the most-prestigious broadcast media awards. 

Virginia Dressler, University Libraries, presented “Digitally Archiving History: A Game Plan for Large, Unruly Archival Collections with Limited Staffing” at the Archiving 2016 Conference at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2016.

Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, presented a paper titled "Process-learning as a Factor in Evaluation" at the First International Workshop on System And User-Centered Evaluation Approaches in Interactive Information Retrieval (SAUCE) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in March 2016.

Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, published an article titled “Improving Continuity of Care in Long Term Care: Impact of Health Information Exchange” in the fall 2015 issue of Journal of Health Information Management (JHIM).

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