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Lance Grahn

Dean and Administrative Officer
Kent State University at Trumbull

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The dean and chief administrative officer provides overall leadership and direction for all aspects of campus administration and operation of an open-admission campus of about 2,500 students, more than 100 full- and part-time faculty, 50 administrative and support staff and a $17 million dollar annual operating budget. Kent State Trumbull students can choose from more than 30 associate or bachelor's degree programs or start coursework toward the more than 280 academic programs offered by Kent State. The campus also is home to the Ohio Basic Police Academy and a Corrections Training Facility, as well as active continuing education and workforce development programs. 

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

July 2015

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Provost and professor of history, University of Central Arkansas; dean, College of Letters and Science, and professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; chair, Department of History and associate professor of history, Marquette University

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The talent and joyfulness of the people here and the university’s superb academic programs

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

The university’s brand and reputation, its Midwestern location, its opportunities for service leadership and for making a positive difference

RESIDES IN:

Vienna, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. History, Duke University; M.A. History, Texas Tech University; B.A. summa cum laude, History and Spanish, Abilene Christian University

HOBBIES:

Enjoying Hispanic baroque music; visiting art museums