Mrs. Jennifer King
Term: June 2015 – May 2017
Kent State University graduate student Jennifer King (née Bryant) of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to serve as a student member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Her term began on June 26, 2015, and ends May 16, 2017.
King is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in public health specializing in health policy and management. She received a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Kent State in 2011 and a Master of Science in food and nutrition from Bowling Green State University in 2013. She has research and teaching experiences at both Kent State and Bowling Green.
Since July 2013, King has served as a project coordinator of the SPARK Ohio program at Kent State. SPARK is a family-focused, kindergarten-readiness program that works collaboratively with families, schools and the community. King enters and analyzes data on program effectiveness and student kindergarten-readiness, and prepares reports of findings to the Early Childhood Resource Center and individual site administrators.
She is active in Kent State’s College of Public Health. For the past two years, King has served as a research assistant in the college studying pregnant opioid users. She also serves as a graduate assistant for the Introduction to Public Health course, evaluating student performance for the online designed course, and revising and developing examination materials.
While an undergraduate student at Kent State, King served for two years as an office coordinator in the Center of Nutrition Outreach, which is in the university’s College of Education, Health and Human Services. She coordinated data collection of student body mass index in Portage County, Ohio, created study protocol and developed curriculum to assess nutrition-related knowledge of grade school children.
She is involved with university and professional organizations. King is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Black Graduate Student Association at Kent State. She also serves on the Department of Health Policy and Management’s Faculty Search Committee and the Department of Health Policy and Management’s Student Academic Complaint Committee. In fall 2013, King received the Graduate Dean’s Award at Kent State.