About Us

Welcome to the Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS)

Dr. Alicia Crowe

Welcome to the Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS). As an office, we offer a wide variety of services and support for all of our prospective, current, and past students. Whether it's an advisor helping you think about and reach your goals, a program specialist working behind the scenes to make sure your progression to graduation or licensure is smooth, or a clinical experience specialist working with schools to help teacher education majors get placements, the VOSS team plays an important role in supporting you as a student. 

Our office is named for Dr. Richard Vacca and Dr. Jo Anne Vacca, professors emeriti of the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS), who devoted their careers to literacy education and wanted to support student success within EHHS. 

We hope you visit us often and learn about ways to make the most of your time in EHHS. And we wish you much success in your academic and professional journey!

Alicia R. Crowe, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) 
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Services

STAFF DIRECTORY  We are excited to meet you!


The Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS) stives to use our collective knowledge, experience, and creativity to provide equitable and contemporary academic services to meet the needs of all prospective and current Kent State University (KSU) students. VOSS also aspires to uphold the academic standards and professional integrity of the KSU, local, and global communities.


The Vacca Office of Student Services strives to serve all students in an equitable, professional, and personal manner to foster lifelong learning, cultivate responsible citizens, and support the education of our students on their individual journeys to success.


As an office we value: our students, one another, diversity, collaboration, trust, honesty, respect, and mindfulness.

VOSS Equity & Inclusion Statement