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Priorities

Priorities

What Lies Ahead is Up to Us

Our purpose is to help students find theirs. No matter who they are or where they want to go, it’s up to us to open doors of opportunity. Through scholarship support, top-tier faculty and facilities, global education and high-impact experiences, our Golden Flashes will light up the future.

Prioritizing Student Success

Raising funds to align with scholarship needs is our first priority at Kent State, and ensures that we support our students from the day they receive their letter of acceptance to the day they receive their degree.

Expanding University Initiatives

Athletics successes and collaborative additions to the university —like the Brain Health Research Institute and Design Innovation Initiative—have elevated our reputation and cemented our place on the world stage.

Building the Future - Campus Improvements

Our physical spaces must reflect the innovative thinking, learning and creating that is happening inside. Imagine what we can accomplish if we give our minds room to grow in modern learning environments.   

280+

student participants in Rising Scholars program

100%

increased graduation rates since 2011

2X

increase the number of endowed employee positions

Making An Impact

Our students, alumni and donors all help make the world Forever Brighter. Learn more about some of our most impressive community members.

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Prioritizing Student Success

Spirit of Motherhood Program Grant

A new $100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will support innovative work at Kent State to address preterm births and infant mortality among Black mothers in Northeast Ohio.

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May. 19, 2022
Prioritizing Student Success

Rising Scholars Harry Potter STEM Workshop

Kent State University Rising Scholars students from various Columbiana County high schools participated in a Harry Potter themed STEM spring workshop at East Liverpool High School in March.

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May. 02, 2022
Prioritizing Student Success

Ukrainian Support Fund Created

The newly created Ukrainian Scholar Support Fund helps Ukrainian scientists, scholars and students access higher education opportunities in the U.S. This includes an international visitor stipend, travel costs and the necessary support upon arrival to the U.S.

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Apr. 29, 2022
Building the Future

Kent State Breaks Ground on Crawford Hall

Kent State broke ground on Crawford Hall, future home of the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, on March 8. The ceremony was attended by more than 400 people, including university officials, donors, alumni, students, elected officials and special guests...

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Mar. 14, 2022
Expanding University Initiatives

New Molecule Advances Brain Research

An international team of researchers has reported the creation of an artificial molecule that has the potential to revolutionize nanotechnology and potentially lead to learning more about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Feb. 24, 2022
Expanding University Initiatives

Alumnus Supports Brain Health Research

Earl K. Miller, ’85, Ph.D., and his wife Marlene M. Wicherski have pledged $2 million to support research programs and students in Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI).

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Feb. 24, 2022
Building the Future

Online MBA Program Ranked #23

Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers one of the nation's most outstanding online MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review®.

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Feb. 24, 2022
Prioritizing Student Success

Team LeBron Wins for I Promise Scholars

Team LeBron had a big win in the NBA All-Star game and an enormous win for Kent State’s I Promise Scholars, a program that provides higher education opportunities for underserved students in Northeast Ohio.

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Feb. 24, 2022
Expanding University Initiatives

Senior Wins Humanitarian Award

Senior scholarship recipient Isaac Vance, ’22, received the Humanitarian Award at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl football game in late December. 

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Jan. 19, 2022
Building the Future

Board Approves Crawford Hall Spaces

Designated spaces in the new Crawford Hall building to be constructed on the Kent State campus to house the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

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Dec. 21, 2021
Prioritizing Student Success

Giving Tuesday Giving Sets Record

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday Campaign concluded on Nov. 30 with a record setting $7,712,753+ raised from more than 3,000 donors who generously donated to make the world Forever Brighter for our students.

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Dec. 06, 2021
Prioritizing Student Success

Significant Giving Tuesday Donations

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday Campaign that began in early November has already received countless gifts including the first-ever in-kind gift and a number of significant planned gifts.

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Nov. 22, 2021

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