Dean Susan Stocker Named Interim Regional College Dean

ASHTABULA, Ohio (April 23, 2015)— Kent State University Provost Todd Diacon announced Thursday that Dr. Susan Stocker, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for Kent State University at Ashtabula, will be serving as Interim Dean of the Regional College for Kent State University starting July 1.  Stocker will continue in her capacity as dean of the Kent State Ashtabula campus while serving a two-year term as the Regional College interim dean.  Stocker has led the Ashtabula campus as dean since 2001, and also served as interim dean of the College of Nursing during the 2013 academic year.

The Regional College is the academic unit for certificates and degrees only offered at Kent State’s seven regional campuses.  The Regional College consists of 120 full-time faculty and program directors and houses nine programs with specialized accreditation, such as Ashtabula’s health degrees.  Responsibilities of the Regional College dean include representing all regional campuses to Kent State University administration, developing a strategic plan and annual goals for the growth of the regional campuses, and conducting reviews of degree programs and faculty appointments.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve in a leadership capacity at Kent State University and to represent all regional campuses at the administrative level.  Our regional campuses are an asset to the Kent State University system and enable residents of Northeast Ohio to get a quality education close to home,” said Stocker.

The Regional College dean position is being left vacant by Dr. Wanda Thomas as she retires after 10 years of service to Kent State University. 


POSTED: Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:57 AM
UPDATED: Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:15 AM
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Step in. Stand out! That was a common theme among student speakers and graduates at this year's Kent State University's Regional Campus spring graduation ceremonies.

From the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Ohio River, more than 1,600 Regional Campus students graduated with master's, bachelor's and associate degrees, along with certificate programs certifications.

The Ashtabula Campus honored its annual award recipients at the Spring 2024 Commencement. Cheryle J. Chiaramonte was named the Ashtabula Area College Committee, Inc. Community Service Award winner while Dr. Gordon Estlack received the Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Former Student Award.

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Gordon Estlack, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS, Cert MDT, a 2003 graduate, with distinction, of the Physical Therapist Assisting Technology program is the 2024 Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Former Student Award recipient. He currently works as a physical therapist at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio in Findlay, Ohio.

He was presented the award as part of the Kent State University at Ashtabula spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2024 in Susan J. Stocker Hall.