Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.
The Kent State University community welcomes Beverly Warren as its new president. She becomes Kent State’s 12th president on July 1, 2014.
To enable Kent State University to continue its multifaceted efforts to provide students with a high-caliber educational experience, the Kent State Board of Trustees today (May 28, 2014) increased tuition by 2 percent for undergraduate and graduate students on the university’s eight campuses. The increase, which is in keeping with a state-mandated limit on full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition increases for the 2014-15 academic year, is expected to leave Kent State’s tuition ranked in the middle of Ohio’s 13 public universities.
The success of Kent State University’s recent presidential search is already being felt across the region as Dr. Beverly J. Warren prepares to assume her new role in July, yet stories about the completed search process have misled the public’s perception of how and why we reached our decision.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, May 28. The Board will convene at 1:15 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.
Trustees will retire into executive session at 8 a.m. in the Urban Conference Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio's "Sunshine Law."
Board committees will meet as follows:
Kent State Plants Tree and Celebrates Winners of RecycleMania Competition and Tree Campus USA Designation
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.
Gene Finn is departing from his role as Kent State University’s vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Kent State University Foundation for a similar position with Columbia University in New York.
Bradley A. Bielski, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Bielski was named after a national search. He currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
Denise Seachrist, Ph.D., director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, has been named interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark, effective July 1, 2014. Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement.
Kent State University is being recognized again as one of the nation’s best. Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities, The Chronicle’s 2013 “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes small, medium and large institutions for specific best practices and policies.