POSTED: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:10pm

Arthur Karas Joins Kent State College of Business Administration National Advisory Board


KENT, Ohio – The Kent State University College of Business Administration’s National Advisory Board welcomes Arthur Karas. Karas graduated from Kent State in 1978 with a BBA in accounting.

Karas is a recognized leader in the industrial and environmental service industries. As a senior executive and experienced industry professional, he provides leadership, insight and innovative solutions for his clients in these fields. His firms provide a myriad of specialized services for industry and community infrastructures.

Karas has spent the majority of his career as the senior executive of his family’s service sector businesses. He began his career in 1978 in the solid waste industry working for SCA Services, a national solid waste company. Two years later, the Karas family launched a waste startup and acquired a modest service company. The organization grew substantially through various acquisitions and startups. 

Karas is an active contributor to local school boards and charitable children’s organizations. He has served in various capacities on both national and regional business groups and committees.  He remains active on regional and national non-profit boards and committees.

“The College of Business Administration is honored to welcome Arthur to the National Advisory Board,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration. “His success as an entrepreneur and experience running multiple companies provide a valued perspective as we continue to advance the College.”

The National Advisory Board is comprised of prominent College of Business Administration alumni and corporate partners throughout the United States. The board provides an external point of view that provides the College with vital resources to connect with important external constituencies for information, financial support, expertise and information.

For more information on the National Advisory Board, visit the College of Business Administration’s National Advisory Board website.