Advisory Board

The Honors College Advisory Board is a group of Honors alumni and friends who advocate for the Honors College and advise the Honors College Dean in support of Honors students. Honors College Advisory Board members are leaders acquainted with the needs of the community and committed to the values and mission of the Honors College. Its purpose is to promote recognition, development and financial support of the College. 

Current Honors College Advisory Board Members

Anita Bixenstine

Anita Bixenstine is a retired Honors College advisor. She earned an M.A. in English ('70) and a Ph.D. in English ('89), both from Kent State University.

Barton A. Bixenstine, '71

Barton A. Bixenstine graduated with Honors from Kent State University in 1971 with a bachelor of arts in political science. He went on to earn his M.S. (Indiana University-Bloomington) and J.D. (University of Chicago) after graduation. He currently works at Vorys, Seymour and Pease, LLP, a law firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Barbara Boltz, '80

Barbara Boltz graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1980. She earned her M.B.A. in 1991 and currently works as a project director in enrollment data and systems support in the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kent State University.

Florence Cunningham, '83

Florence (Flo) Cunningham graduated from Kent State University in 1983 with bachelor's degrees in English and French. In 1986 she earned an M.A. in journalism and public relations from Kent State University. She currently works as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University.

Donald L. Hunston, '65

Donald L. Hunston earned bachelor's degrees in mathematics and chemistry from Kent State University in 1965. He went on to complete his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1969, also at Kent State University. He currently works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland.

Richard Jacik, '88

Richard Jacik earned bachelor's degrees in software systems analysis and mathematics in 1988. He currently works at Acentia.

Nora Conway Jacobs, '73

Nora Conway Jacobs graduated from Kent State University in 1973 with a bachelor of arts in English. She earned a master's degree from John Caroll University in 1976. She currently works at Hennes Paynter Communications in Cleveland, Ohio.

Adarsh E. Krishen, '82

Adarsh E. Krishen graduated from Kent State University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He earned his M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University in 1986. He recently completed a master's degree in medical management at Carnegie Mellon University (2009). Adarsh is a practicing physician for Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.

Brian J. Mackert

Brian J. Mackert graduated from Kent State University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He currently works at the Hillow-Mackert Company in Westlake, Ohio.

Louis D. Raffis, '81

Louis D. Raffis graduated from Kent State University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in finance. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1986. He is currently a Senior Vice President at Keycorp in Cleveland, Ohio.

Anne F. Stankiewicz, '77

Anne F. Stankiewicz graduated with a degree in chemistry from Kent State University in 1977. She has gone on to earn an M.S. in Chemistry (1977), an M.B.A. (1983), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (1984). She currently works as a clinical science manager at Coagulation Roche Diagnostics Corp in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Catherine C. M. Teti, '75

Catherine C. M. Teti graduated from Kent State University in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in political science. She is currently employed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. as the Director of the National Capital Region Human Resources Center.

Debbie Fu-Tai Tuan

Debbie Fu-Tai Tuan is an emeritus professor of chemistry at Kent State University.

Gary L. Wells

Gary L. Wells earned his bachelor's degree from Kent State University in 1973 in journalism. He is currently employed at Dix and Eaton in Cleveland, Ohio.