Governor Appoints Robert S. Frost to Kent State Board of Trustees
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Robert S. Frost of Lakewood, Ohio, to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Mr. Frost’s appointment runs through May 16, 2026. He fills the seat of former Trustee Stephen Colecchi, whose term expired in 2017.
“We welcome Robert Frost to our board,” says Lawrence Pollock, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees. “His extensive experience in governmental law and public-private partnerships will be an asset to the university’s eight-campus system, and we look forward to his engagement with Kent State University.”
Mr. Frost serves as an attorney with Capital Partners in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. During his more than two decades in public service, in private law practice and as a business owner, Mr. Frost has gained valuable experience in a wide range of legal issues. Mr. Frost is chairman of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, a position he has held since January 2005, and serves on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. He graduated with honors from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is a native of Cleveland who resides in Lakewood.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Kent State, responsible for selecting and appointing the president; setting the operating budget; approving personnel appointments; granting all degrees awarded by the university, including honorary degrees; establishing tuition and fee rates; approving contracts; and approving university policies, new programs and degrees.
Kent State’s Board of Trustees consists of 12 members, nine of whom are voting members appointed by the governor of the state of Ohio, with the advice and consent of the state senate, to nine-year terms of office. Two student trustees, one undergraduate and one graduate, are appointed by the governor to two-year terms of office. Since 2011, the board has appointed a national trustee, who serves a three-year term, as an additional non-voting member.
For more information about Kent State’s Board of Trustees, visit www.kent.edu/bot.