Kent State Launches Search for Vice President for Student Affairs

Members of the University Community:

Kent State University has launched a national search for an outstanding leader, communicator and collaborator to serve as our vice president for student affairs. This individual will lead institutional efforts aimed toward enhancing the engaged co-curricular lives of all students within our eight-campus system.

Alfreda Brown, Ed.D., vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, is serving as chair of a 12-member search committee, and the executive search firm Brill Neumann Associates has been retained to assist in the process. The committee is charged with attracting and screening top candidates and making a recommendation to the president of well-qualified finalists from whom to select for campus visits and public interviews by the end of April.

Serving with Vice President Brown on the committee are: Jennifer Bryant, graduate student trustee; Brian Cannon, executive director, Undergraduate Student Government; Danyelle Chambers, Student Diversity Advisory Council; Angela DeJulius, M.D., director, University Health Services; Laurie Donley, director, Enrollment Management and Student Services, Tuscarawas Campus; Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., chair and associate professor, Department of Pan-African Studies; Jennifer Kulics, Ph.D., interim associate vice president and dean of students; Mark Kretovics, Ph.D., interim dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services, and associate professor, Higher Education Administration; Kate McAnulty, Ph.D., assistant dean, Graduate Studies; Eboni Pringle, Ph.D., dean, University College; and Chris Woolverton, Ph.D., professor, Environmental Health Sciences, and interim chair, Health Policy and Management.

This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative student affairs leader to make a significant contribution to Kent State at a transformative moment in our history. I am confident our search committee, with the talented support of Brill Neumann Associates, will deliver top candidates for consideration.

To help keep the community informed, visit the search website.

Your thoughts about the kind of leader we need in this key position and the opportunities we should pursue to advance a bright future for Kent State will be vital for the success of this important search. Will you please take a few moments to complete a community survey?

Please feel free to send suggestions and nominations to Nicholas Brill and Amy Sugin at Brill Neumann Associates,

Thank you for all that you do to make Kent State University a great place to work, learn and live.

Best regards,

Beverly Warren

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:10 AM
UPDATED: Saturday, April 13, 2024 06:31 AM

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