Institute for Excellence


The university has placed the Institute for Excellence on hiatus. 

What is the Institute for Excellence?

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The mission of the Institute for Excellence at Kent State University is to develop and promote a culture of excellence for faculty and staff through the use of self-awareness, learning agility and emotional intelligence. Unlike I.Q. which does not change, social and emotional intelligence can be learned and greatly improved at any age.  When personal growth takes place the result is improved performance for the individual and their work group.

Kent State’s leadership program is one of the top ten in the country and offers a unique curriculum for administrators and individual contributors to develop the social/emotional skills deemed most important for leaders by the Center for Creative Leadership.

The Institute for Excellence is looking for people who want to make a positive change in themselves and the university.  If you are looking to grow as person and a leader; are willing to expand what you think you know about yourself and are willing to help bring out the best in others, then you are the candidate we are looking for.