Familiar Face

Tera Dent

Academic Advisor
College of Public Health
Kent Campus

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

February 2016

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I was a Residence Hall Director for 6 years, serving at a university in Michigan for 4 years and a university in Pennsylvania for 2 years.

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE:

I love my colleagues and my students. We have two short staff meetings virtually every week and they are the highlight of my week. And my students inspire me daily - to see so many of them overcome challenges, or find their place, to watch them learn, to see them succeed despite personal issues - it's quite amazing. I am convinced this is the best job ever!

FAVORITE MEMORY WHILE AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

There are many favorite memories. A recent one, in February, we had a Valentine's party during our staff meeting. We each had submitted 3 random facts about ourselves and then had to guess which fact belonged to which colleague. We had so much fun and laughed a lot and learned a lot about one another. It's little things like this that make Kent State a great place to work!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE AS AN EMPLOYER:

Positive work environment, great benefits, awesome wellness program, flexible work arrangement.

RESIDES IN:

Akron, OH

HOMETOWN:

Metamora, OH

EDUCATION:

BA in Spanish & Sociology - Calvin University
MA in Higher Education - Geneva College

HOBBIES:

Hiking, camping, gardening, traveling, learning and practicing ways to live more eco-friendly