Kent State Provost Announces Regional Campus Leadership Appointments
Kent State University’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon has announced that Susan Stocker, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga, located in Burton, Ohio, and Kent State’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, effective Aug. 20, 2016. Stocker has led Kent State Ashtabula as dean and chief administrative officer since 2001 and will continue in this role. She also served as interim dean of the Regional College since 2015.
Stocker earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at Kent State, and she holds a master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a registered nurse in the state of Ohio, earning an associate’s degree in nursing at Kent State Ashtabula.
“I look forward to getting to know the faculty, staff, students and community, and providing strong leadership to move Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center forward,” Stocker says.
Kent State Vice President for Kent State System Integration Nathan Ritchey will assume responsibilities as interim dean of the Regional College. Ritchey was hired in July as the senior officer responsible for oversight of the university’s seven Regional Campuses.
“Over the years, Susan Stocker has distinguished herself through sound leadership, dedication to faculty and students, and commitment to the communities she serves,” Ritchey says. “We are extremely fortunate that she has agreed to serve as interim dean of Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center.”
Stocker replaces Jarrod Tudor, Ph.D., who served as interim dean and dean of Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center since 2015. Tudor announced his resignation effective Aug. 19, 2016.
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