New Face

April McClellan-Copeland

Senior Writer
University Marketing and Communications
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I write compelling stories about Kent State students, faculty and staff. 

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 2017

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I was a communications specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Prior to that, I spent nearly 25 years as a news reporter – most recently at The Plain Dealer.

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I appreciate my supportive colleagues, who helped me make a positive transition to the university.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Kent State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and its focus on students first are major attractions.   

RESIDES IN:

Oakwood Village, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Cleveland, Ohio 

EDUCATION:

B.S. in Journalism, Bowling Green State University 

HOBBIES:

Nurturing plants indoors and out; traveling to beachside cities; fellowship with my family and book club members Ladies of Lit; and decorating my home.