Kent State President, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Athletic Director Joel Nelson, President Beverly Warren and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes take the “Ice Bucket challenge” on the field at Dix Stadium to help raise money to find a cure for ALS.

Kent State University President Beverly Warren, Athletic Director Joel Nielsen, and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes spent a cold Tuesday afternoon at Dix Stadium after taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a national campaign aimed at increasing awareness and contributions for ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Warren accepted the challenge that was tweeted Aug. 13 by Rebecca Windover, an assistant residence hall director whose father-in-law has been battling ALS for more than a year.

ADVISORY: Kent State University President, Athletic Director, and Football Coach to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 19

Dr. Beverly Warren, Athletic Director Joel Nielsen, and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in the south end zone of Dix Stadium at 2213 Summit Road in Kent. 

The event comes in response to a challenge tweeted Aug. 13 by Rebecca Windover, an assistant residence hall director, who has a family member fighting ALS. 

New Kent State President Beverly Warren Hits the Ground Running on Her First Day

Beverly Warren, who today begins her presidency at Kent State University, wasted no time getting more familiar with her new university family and the community. The first morning for Kent State’s 12th president includes a walk through campus with her Cabinet, breakfast with city leaders, meetings and lunch with students, and the launch of her official Twitter account.

Name of the New Kent State University Esplanade to Honor University President Lefton

The Kent State University Esplanade will be named the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade honoring Kent State President Lefton. The announcement was made Friday, Oct. 4, by Jane Murphy Timken, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees, at a community event held at the new University Esplanade arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent.

Name of the New Kent State University Esplanade to Honor University President Lefton

Kent State University Undergraduate Student Trustee Alex Evans, National Trustee Michael Solomon and President Lester A. Lefton take a stroll down the Kent State University Esplanade that now connects the university to downtown Kent. Seen in the background is Rockwell Hall.

The Kent State University Esplanade will be named the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade honoring Kent State President Lefton. The announcement was made Friday, Oct. 4, by Jane Murphy Timken, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees, at a community event held at the new University Esplanade arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent. The event celebrated the solid partnership between Kent State University and the city of Kent and the official opening of the University Esplanade extension that now connects the university to downtown Kent.

Distinguished Researcher Owen Lovejoy Joins Kent State's Presidential Search Committee

"In our planning for the presidential search, trustees recognized the unique perspective and value that Professor Lovejoy would bring to our process," said Richard Marsh, Kent State trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee.  "Though he was unable to accept our invitation in July due to prior commitments, we are pleased that he can join now as our search has moved into high gear in recruitment."