Past President's Ambassadors


Hon. Carla Moore

Judge Carla Moore

Judge Moore, a native of Akron, has devoted herself to a life of public service, both professionally and personally. She has served on the board of many of the region’s most respected organizations, including the Summa Women’s Resource Center, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron Area Association of Churches, Leadership Akron, Akron Community Foundation, Lawrence School, Old Trail School, Walsh Jesuit School, the Ohio Judicial College, the Akron Bar Association and the Law and Leadership Institute. 

She was recently honored with the Akron Bar Association’s Judicial Pioneer Award and the Cleveland Catholic Diocese’ prestigious Sir Thomas More Award. The Akron Community Foundation’s coveted Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award will be bestowed upon her Oct. 17.


Judge Carla Moore Appointed University's New President's Ambassador

2016-2017 President's Ambassador

Ms. Sharlene Ramos-ChesnesMs. Sharlene Ramos-Chesnes

A respected business owner, Ramos-Chesnes is the chief executive officer of InterChez, an industry leader in domestic and international logistics. Located in Stow, Ohio, InterChez is a family of companies that offers direct and integrated supply chain and logistics solutions for middle-market companies and large corporations. Prior to her involvement as major shareholder of the InterChez companies, Ramos-Chesnes was an educator and department head at a private school. She has held senior-level positions in both the nonprofit and for-profit business sectors, where she has been instrumental in the growth of the company or the expansion of services, and has carried out various initiatives in support of such escalations.

Ms. Ramos-Chesnes in the News

Kent State Alumna Appointed University's New President's Ambassador

2013-2015 President's Ambassador

Mr. Louis StokesMr. Louis Stokes

Stokes, who became the first African-American member of Congress from the state of Ohio, served 15 consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was educated in the Cleveland Public Schools, graduating from Central High School. Following three years of service in the U.S. Army, Stokes returned to Cleveland and attended Western Reserve University. He earned his Doctor of Laws degree from Cleveland-Marshall Law School in 1953.

Mr. Stokes in the News

Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes Named Kent State's New President's Ambassador


Mr. Jose C. FelicianoMr. José C. Feliciano

The President's Ambassador for Kent State University for this academic year, 2012-2013, is José C. Feliciano. He is an active trial lawyer and has more than 35 years experience in complex commercial and employment litigation. 

Mr. Feliciano in the News

Meet José C. Feliciano, Kent State’s New President’s Ambassador


Ms. Roxia B. BoykinMs. Roxia B. Boykin

The President’s Ambassador for Kent State University during the academic year 2011-2012 was Roxia B. Boykin.  She is Summa Health System’s vice president, Community Benefit and Diversity.


Mr. Andre ThorntonMr. Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton served as the university's first President Ambassador during the academic year 2010-2011. Mr. Thornton, a former first baseman for the Cleveland Indians has more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurial ventures, including presently leading one of the largest minority-owned businesses in Ohio.