Administration

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, March 9. The Board is scheduled to convene at 2:45 p.m. in the Riviera Ballroom B, first level of Aloft Cleveland Downtown, located at 1111 West 10th St., Cleveland, Ohio.

Trustees will retire into executive session/working lunch from noon-1:15 p.m. in the Tactic Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” 

Board committees will meet as follows:

Photo of Denise SeachristDenise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., of Rootstown, Ohio, has been selected to serve as dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark, located in North Canton, Ohio. Seachrist has served as interim dean of Kent State Stark, the only public university in Stark County and the largest Regional Campus of Kent State, since July 1, 2014.

Photo of Mark PolatajkoCFO and COO from Wright State to lead Kent State’s Division of Business and Finance

Photo of Iris E. HarveyIris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board.

Photo of Shay LittleKent State University has established a Division of Student Affairs. Shay Little, Ph.D., has been named interim vice president of the division. Little previously served as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students for the last three years.

Photo of Paul DiCorleto - photo credit: Cleveland ClinicFollowing a national search, Kent State University has selected Paul E. DiCorleto, Ph.D., as its new vice president for research and sponsored programs. DiCorleto comes to Kent State from Cleveland Clinic, where he has served as Sherwin-Page Chair of the Lerner Research Institute since 2002, and from Case Western Reserve University, where he has served as chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine since 2003. He joins Kent State on Aug. 17.

The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved several new degree programs aimed at filling critical needs in the workforce during its March 11, 2015, board meeting.

To help meet a growing demand for aerospace engineers who can apply the engineering principals to the design, manufacture and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft, the Board established an aerospace engineering major within the Bachelor of Science degree, effective Fall Semester 2015. 

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, March 11. The Board will convene at 2:30 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 as part of a working lunch at 11:30 a.m. to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”

Trustees will meet as a Committee of the Whole from 8-10 a.m. This will be followed by Board standing committee meetings as follows:

Photo of Lance GrahnLance Grahn, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. Grahn was chosen following a national search. He currently serves as a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Grahn begins his new appointment at Kent State Trumbull on July 1, 2015.

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3. The Board will convene at 2 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. to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”  

Trustees will meet as a Committee of the Whole from 8:45-10:20 a.m. This will be followed by Board standing committee meetings as follows:

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