Kurt E. Ruehr | Nov. 16, 2015 | Kent State University

New Face

Kurt E. Ruehr

Director of Advancement
College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I help friends and alumni of Kent State University make a difference in the lives of students by raising money for scholarships, equipment and facilities.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

March 2015

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Financial advisor with MetLife Premier Client Group

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The atmosphere and energy that exists here because of the students

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I had a strong desire to return to my alma mater and give something back. I wanted to take on a new challenge where I can use the skills that I have developed in my years as an advisor.

RESIDES IN:

Aurora, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Shalersville, Ohio

EDUCATION:

B.S. Conservation of Natural Resources, Kent State University, ’94; MBA, Kent State University, ’01

HOBBIES:

Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, backcountry camping, bass guitar and harmonica. I serve as president of the Portage Park District Foundation, ScoutMaster, PTO Committee chair, but most importantly, taxi driving my four kids.