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I am pleased to announce that we have launched a search for Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of Kent State University at Trumbull. The dean serves as chief academic and administrative officer, providing overall leadership and direction, with responsibility for all aspects of campus administration and operations. This includes campus outreach activities, financial management, academic and administrative policies and procedures, academic and non-academic programs, and physical plant operations and maintenance.

The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution, as well as eight years of experience in program development, marketing, budget, personnel; experience as a faculty member; and an academic record sufficient to qualify for faculty appointment at senior rank. The position will begin on July 1, 2020.

The job announcement, which provides greater specificity regarding the position and the application process, has now been posted and can be found at Review of applications will begin in early February.


Melody Tankersley, PhD
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost

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Trumbull Dean Job Description

This position serves as chief academic and administrative officer of the Trumbull Campus; and provides overall leadership and direction as well as assumes responsibility for all aspects of campus administration and operation. A full job description can be found here.

Position Specifications

The minimum specifications to be considered as a candidate are:

  • A terminal degree in a relevant field;
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in program development, marketing, budget, and personnel management;
  • Experience as a faculty member;
  • An academic record sufficient to qualify for a faculty appointment at senior rank at Kent State University.

The preferred candidate would also have:

  • Experience with regional systems
  • A commitment to community engagement
  • A demonstrated advocacy for diversity
  • Long-term vision, with a proven record of successful implementation
University Strategic Plan

Kent State University's strategic roadmap can be explored here.

Click here for a condensed PDF version.

Information on the Trumbull Campus' administrative structure can be found here.

Committee Membership
  • Denise A. Seachrist,  Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, Stark Campus and Chair of the Committee
  • David Hacker, Professor, Geology, KSU Trumbull
  • Maria Licuanan, Associate Professor, Sociology, KSU Trumbull
  • Vicumpriya Perera, Associate Professor, Mathematical Science, KSU Trumbull
  • Will Ward, Associate Professor, Computer Technology, KSU Trumbull
  • Valerie Cubon-Bell, Associate Professor, Chemistry, KSU Trumbull
  • Josna Neuman, Interim Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, KSU Trumbull
  • Judas Glassmeyer, Trumbull Campus Student
  • Nicholas Lilly, Trumbull Campus Student
  • Deryck Toles, Inspiring Minds
  • Kathy Cook, Mercy Health
  • Sam Stephens, Local Campus Alumni
  • Charles Jarvis, Tribune Chronicle
  • Robin Kuzenko, Civil Service Staff
  • Jennifer Hebebrand, Project Director, Academic Affairs (Non-Voting)
  • Tim Pagliari, Project Director, Regional Campus (Non-Voting)

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Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.