Support Our College

Dear Alumni and Friends,

As dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, it is always an inspiration to spend time with our extraordinary alumni and valued friends. There is a sense of energy in the air at EHHS as we forge ahead to achieve new heights. The beauty of the Kent State University campus is a daily inspiration. There is truly no better time to be a part of our EHHS and Kent State family.

Your gifts change the lives of our students, faculty and our community. Whether it’s a scholarship, support for research or improvement of facilities, your gifts allow us to attract and retain top students and world-class faculty. In turn, those students and faculty are able to respond to emerging societal needs and make our world a better place.

As your dean, I am honored to serve you, and I am eternally grateful for our many generous donors. Together, we can shape the future. The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is one of Kent State University's largest, and our programs are among the best in the nation. An investment in our future will allow us to maintain record enrollment, conduct groundbreaking research, develop talented students and support renowned faculty.

Thank you!


James C. Hannon, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
College of Education, Health and Human Services

Support the College

In order to prepare our students for the 21st century with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be leaders in the workplace and engaged citizens, the College of Education, Health and Human Services is focusing on these key priorities:

  • Gerald Read Center for International and Intercultural Education – Established in 1987, the Read Center was designed to examine curricular issues related to international and intercultural education, to facilitate international student recruitment and retention, to encourage travel and cultural-immersion programs for students and faculty, and to support exchange and research projects with an international and/or intercultural focus. The Center serves as a catalyst for the advancement of international and intercultural education. Learn more.
  • Child Development Center – Since 1972, the CDC has played a central role in the education and care of young children in the Kent State community, in the preparation of teachers, and in the generation of knowledge through research. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the center provides innovative programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners, as well as serving as a professional development and research center for the College of Education, Health and Human Services and beyond. Learn more
  • Diversity Initiatives – The College of EHHS aims to be exemplary in our collective commitment to preparing our university and local community members to meet the ever changing diversity needs of our society; thus reducing barriers to learning and education. We hope to accomplish this goal through increasing our number of diversity scholarships, creating more funding opportunities for our Office of Diversity Outreach and Development and its programs (such as the Bridges Program), and establishing internships or more programs supporting first generation college students. Learn more.
  • Research Innovation and Awareness – Help raise awareness and support for scientific research on cures and treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s or for the colleges Counseling and Development Center which assists in the study of mental health, depression and suicide. 
  • Capital Renovations – Support could be used for updating White Hall with more modern classroom and study space. 


Support the College

Each of our schools within the college produce graduates in a variety of degrees that are poised to serve as leaders in a wide variety of fields, ranging from education, counseling and health care to hospitality, recreation and sport. 

To support specific programs and areas of study, please select a school below: 

  • School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
    • Career and Community Studies Support Fund
    • Counseling & Human Development Center
    • David Dalton Educational Psychology Research Award
    • Dr. Carl I. Brahce Fund in Gerontology and Long Term Care
    • Human Development and Family Studies Support Fund
    • Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences Support Fund
    • Rehabilitation Counseling Program
    • School Psychology Fund
    • Special Education Program Support Fund
    • Technology In Education
  • School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
    • Alex Doody "Catch Me If You Can"
    • Bowman Fellowship
    • HEASP Endowed Travel Fund
    • Hospitality Management Inspiration Scholarship
    • Hospitality Management Student Support
    • Jill Anna Marsey Memorial Endowment
    • School of Foundation Leadership and Administration Support
    • Sports Administration
  • School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
    • Child Development Center Central Fund
    • Early Childhood Education Program Fund
    • Hyde Scholarship Vocational Education
    • Middle Childhood/Adolescent and Young Adult Scholarship
    • Outdoor Learning Lab Enhancement
    • Physical Education Fund
    • Reading & Writing Development Center
    • Robin McManus Fund for Children at the Child Development Center
    • Teach Learning & Curr Studies
    • The School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Award Fund
  • School of Health Sciences
    • Biomechanical Stimulation Projects/Athletic Training
    • Dr. Wayne Sinning Memorial
    • Exercise Science/Physiology Research Fund
    • Health Education & Promotion Development Fund
    • John C Faulstick Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship
    • Mighty Pack Program
    • Nutrition and Dietetics Endowed Scholarship
    • Nutrition and Dietetics Support Fund
    • School of Health Sciences Scholarship
    • Speech & Hearing Alumni Scholarship

Select any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Kent State University:

Cash, Checks, Credit Card, PayPal

The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to the Kent State Foundation office, or you can make a credit card donation online.


The Kent State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate usually offer an immediate tax benefit.

Gift Planning

Bequests present a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to you or a loved one while benefiting the university. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of Kent State University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.

Employer Matching Program

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

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