Rick Danals | e-Inside | April 2, 2018 | Kent State University

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Rick Danals

Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
Center for Student Involvement
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I provide leadership and administrative direction to a comprehensive and vibrant student engagement program, which complements and supports the mission of the university and enriches the quality of student life. I build and lead a student engagement practice, which honors diversity and inclusion, and celebrates the engagement of all Kent State students. I also provide leadership to the Center for Student Involvement, which encompasses the areas of student activities and programming, student organizations, leadership development, fraternity and sorority life, and commuter student programming.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

September 2017

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Wright State University 2004-2017; University of Akron, 1998-2004; Ohio University, 1990-1998; Hiram College, 1988-1990

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Diversity of faculty, staff and students; amazing students; collegiality between departments; and excellent facilities.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

The fantastic faculty and staff who are committed to student success!

RESIDES IN:

Kent, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Ohio University; M.Ed. Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, Kent State University; B.S. Industrial Management, Marketing, University of Akron

HOBBIES:

Listening to music, going to concerts, painting and drawing, interior design and getting together with friends