Think Big for the Future of Kent State

Earlier this semester, the Kent State University Board of Trustees and the Kent State University Foundation unanimously approved the administration’s proposal for the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of the university. Support of this proposal represents a significant vote of confidence in the Kent State community’s capacity to dream big dreams and achieve them.

As this groundbreaking fundraising effort prepares to launch, every member of the Kent State community is invited to play a role in envisioning ideas that will inspire the hearts and philanthropic interests of our alumni and friends, as well as foundation and corporate partners. Today, we are asking you to think big and share your most creative and mold-shattering ideas that promise to transform and elevate the capacity of our students, faculty and staff.

Truly big ideas encompass the following attributes:

  • They are aligned with our Strategic Roadmap;
  • They are forward-thinking and advance Kent State’s national distinctiveness; and
  • They are interdisciplinary and/or interdepartmental, concrete and can be described succinctly in an elevator-type speech.

“I know this community has the ingenuity to recommend a menu of ideas and aspirations that will make for an undeniably compelling fundraising case for support,” says Kent State President Beverly Warren. “I am very much looking forward to thinking big with you as we enjoy the process of this exciting campaign journey.”

Please share your ideas, questions and aspirations at or

We will share the results of this communitywide, virtual think tank following the start of the 2017 Spring Semester. Until then, thank you for thinking big for the future of Kent State.

POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 02:28 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 08:13 PM