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"To maintain relevance, we cannot rely upon processes, procedures and criteria established decades ago and assume they are appropriate today."
President Lester A. Lefton
 

Shaping a Blue, Gold and Green Future

Mapping Smart, Sound and Bold Plans for Our Second Century

In the last five years, President Lester A. Lefton has proven his belief that actions speak louder than words. But he also believes that actions must be based on meticulous, strategic planning. Early in his presidency, he formed a universitywide committee to seek broad input about the future and update Kent State's existing strategic plan. The committee came back with a plan for the future that is true to the university's historic, public-service mission and focuses firmly on excellence. With an updated plan in place, each university division articulated specific actions - with specific measures - in support of the university's overarching strategic goals. Those divisional maps were aggregated into a single, concise Kent State University Strategy Map that was shared widely and is referenced daily.