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<p>President Lester A. Lefton presents 'The Journey to Excellence,' his fifth State of the University address, in the Kiva.<br />
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President Lester A. Lefton presents "The Journey to Excellence," his fifth State of the University address, in the Kiva.

<p>President Lester A. Lefton presents 'The Journey to Excellence,' his fifth State of the University address, in the Kiva.</p>

President Lester A. Lefton presents "The Journey to Excellence," his fifth State of the University address, in the Kiva.

<p>Attendees pack the Kiva during President Lefton's fifth State of the University address.</p>

Attendees pack the Kiva during President Lefton's fifth State of the University address.

<p>President Lester A. Lefton visits with faculty and staff prior to the start of his annual State of the University address.</p>

President Lester A. Lefton visits with faculty and staff prior to the start of his annual State of the University address.

<p>President Lefton visits with staff at a reception following his annual State of the University address.</p>

President Lefton visits with staff at a reception following his annual State of the University address.

<p>President Lester A. Lefton presents 'The Journey to Excellence.'</p>

President Lester A. Lefton presents "The Journey to Excellence."

<p>President Lefton emphasizes a point during his State of the University address.</p>

President Lefton emphasizes a point during his State of the University address.

  • <p>President Lester A. Lefton presents 'The Journey to Excellence,' his fifth State of the University address, in the Kiva.<br />
</p>
  • <p>President Lester A. Lefton presents 'The Journey to Excellence,' his fifth State of the University address, in the Kiva.</p>
  • <p>Attendees pack the Kiva during President Lefton's fifth State of the University address.</p>
  • <p>President Lester A. Lefton visits with faculty and staff prior to the start of his annual State of the University address.</p>
  • <p>President Lefton visits with staff at a reception following his annual State of the University address.</p>
  • <p>President Lester A. Lefton presents 'The Journey to Excellence.'</p>
  • <p>President Lefton emphasizes a point during his State of the University address.</p>

The Journey to Excellence

The university community was invited to join Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. for his fifth annual State of the University address. The speech was given in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

In keeping with tradition, the president reviewed progress made toward the university’s excellence agenda and looked to opportunities and challenges in the coming year.

A reception followed in Room 204 of the Kent Student Center, welcoming new administrators:

  • Sonia Alemagno, dean of the College of Public Health
  • Grant McGimpsey, vice president for Research