Message from the Vice President, Institutional Advancement

As a proud graduate of Kent State University, I am pleased and honored to serve as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Throughout my more than twenty five years of service to this great University, I am reminded of the important role that philanthropy has always played to propel Kent State to heights greater than it ever imagined. From the initial donation of land provided by William Stewart Kent that was the basis for the establishment of Kent State, private support has impacted this great institution for more than one hundred years.

As Kent State continues in its second century of service under the leadership of Dr. Beverly Warren, there has never been a better time to support the University. The President’s Strategic Roadmap provides a bold vision and plan for taking Kent State to greater levels of success. At the heart of it all is a commitment to Students First. An investment in Kent State University, whether it is for student scholarships, academic program support, intercollegiate athletics, or facilities, will ensure that the University honors its commitment to providing the highest quality education to the many men and women it serves. 

There are numerous ways to support Kent State University. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how your investment will ensure a brighter future for our great institution. A directory of professionals can be found here.

On behalf of the tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff who live and work at Kent State every day, please accept my deepest gratitude for your support.

Stephen G. Sokany ‘96
Vice President for Instititional Advancement and Executive Director, KSU Foundation