Institutional Advancement Featured News

Flashes supporting the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank on Alumni Day of Service
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:42am
The 2017 Kent State Alumni Day of Service, held April 29, was our biggest yet, with close to 400 volunteers serving at 27 locations around the world! This year, we have a fantastic highlight video to showcase our volunteers' collective, impactful efforts to shape the world around...
Dr. Heinlein and Laxman Panthi
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:47am
Laxman Panthi was born and raised in Nepal, and earned his undergraduate degree in India. When choosing to pursue his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), however, he chose to do so in the United States, at Kent State, which he calls “the greatest school in the USA.” The...
Lauren Pankiw
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:44am
Lauren Pankiw, '16, is driven by solid, benevolent goals. “I’m going to be a physician assistant, and ... my goal is to work with underserved communities.”
2016 Generosity Report Cover
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:36am
The 2016 Kent State University Foundation Generosity Report, Unknow Your Boundaries, is complete and available to review.  Another record-breaking year is due to our supporters' dedicated and unwavering belief in the mission and vision of Kent State University, as we become a st...
Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:03am
As a large, eight-campus system with more than 41,000 students and offering more than 280 degrees from the associate to doctoral levels, Kent State is distinctively poised to serve as an example of a re-imagined American research university – one that produces cutting-edge knowle...
President Warren, Dr. Mildred Dixon, and Dr. Allan Boike, dean of the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:06am
At Kent State, we empower students to break the mold and shape the world. More than 70 years ago, Dr. Mildred K. Dixon, D.P.M., ’44, was doing just that.
Stephen G. Sokany, M.B.A., '96
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 2:22pm
On August 5, 2016, Kent State University President Beverly Warren announced the appointment of Stephen G. Sokany, M.B.A., '96, an alumnus and longtime employee, to the position of vice president for institutional advancement, effective Aug. 8, 2016. Sokany has served the universi...
Three generations of Flashes.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:58am
Nicholas Giardina, ’06, a third-generation Kent State alumnus, worked his way through college. Now, he gives back to support those whose circumstances he identifies with most, helping them to stand out and impact the world.
Generosity Report image
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:58pm
During the past fiscal year, many people looked carefully at Kent State University and said, “This is a place I believe in — this is a community worth my investment.” Our 2015 Generosity Report tells the story of their impact. Our supporter...
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 1:54pm
Kent State alumni, friends, faculty and staff were encouraged to put their money where their hearts are by supporting support the university college, campus or program of their choice on Giving Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. They more than answered this call to action, contributing...