Liz Piatt | e-Inside | Nov. 5, 2018 | Kent State University

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Liz Piatt

Project Director, McNair Scholars Program
University College
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I manage the McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded TRIO with the purpose of increasing the number of students in Ph.D. programs from underrepresented and high-financial-need/first-generation populations.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

February 2018

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I was an associate professor at Hiram College.

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The focus on students means that they have access to so many valuable resources. If they take advantage of those resources, students are well prepared for employment or graduate programs after graduation!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

The focus on wellness. I love the walkability of the campus.

RESIDES IN:

Stow, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University; M.A. in Higher Education from University of Akron; and B.A. in Pan-African Studies from Kent State University

HOBBIES:

Running; hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park; knitting; casual dining