Kent State and Portage County Port Authority Partner to Build New Headquarters for Alumni, Fundraising Units

Alumni, donors and other friends of Kent State University will soon have a comfortable and convenient home base when they visit the Kent Campus as a result of today’s (Sept. 17) vote of the university’s Board of Trustees to proceed with the construction of a building for the Division of Institutional Advancement. The Institutional Advancement division oversees the university’s private fund-raising activities and the Office of Alumni Relations, which in turn oversees the Kent State University Alumni Association.

ADVISORY: Kent State University Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 17

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17. 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 meet as a Committee of the Whole from 8-10 a.m. This will be followed by Board standing committee meetings as follows:

ADVISORY: Kent State University Board of Trustees Special Meeting, Aug. 11

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.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 upon convening to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” No standing committee meetings will be held, and no recommendations or votes will be discussed or taken.

The Board will hold its next, regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Governor Names Stephen Perry and Perry Kimmel to Kent State Board of Trustees

Gov. John Kasich has appointed two new trustees to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Kasich named Stephen A. Perry of Canton, Ohio, to a nine-year term as a trustee and Perry “PJ” Kimmel of Canfield, Ohio, to a two-year term as an undergraduate student trustee. Perry’s appointment ends May 16, 2023, while Kimmel’s appointment concludes May 16, 2016. 

Kent State Sets 2014-15 Tuition

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.

Kent State University Board of Trustees Meeting, May 28

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 Elects Beverly J. Warren as University’s 12th President

The Kent State University Board of Trustees has elected Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., FACSM, currently provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as its next university president at a special board meeting held today (Jan. 8, 2014). Warren will begin serving as Kent State’s 12th president on July 1, 2014. She will succeed retiring President Lester A. Lefton, who has served as Kent State’s chief executive officer since July 1, 2006.

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