Office of the Provost

Welcome to the home page for the Division of Academic Affairs at Kent State University.

As provost, I oversee all academic programs across our 10 colleges, one independent school and eight campuses. Kent State University is the largest public multicampus system in Northeast Ohio, with campuses reaching nine local communities and a population of nearly 41,000 students. We are proud of our outstanding faculty and staff, students, collaborative culture, exceptional academic and research orientation, and strong commitment to engagement, academic excellence and diversity. Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.   

Thank you for your interest in Kent State University. We are proud of our university and encourage you to visit campus to see for yourself all of the opportunities our community offers.

Signature: Todd A. Diacon

Todd A. Diacon, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost