Introducing the Division of People, Culture and Belonging

President Diacon shares that the university is bringing two existing divisions together to form a new unit to better serve and support the Kent State community. (9/22/23)

We’re Blue, Gold and Grateful

President Diacon welcomes faculty and staff to the fall semester and another academic year filled with promise. (8/24/23)

Leadership Transition in Student Affairs

President Diacon shares with the university community a leadership transition in the Division of Student Affairs. (7/18/23)

Our Deep Commitment to Access and Completion

President Diacon discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher education and how it will not affect the university’s deep commitment to access and completion for all Kent State students. (6/29/23)

Update on Our Paris American Academy Friends and Colleagues

An update on the explosion at the Paris American Academy’s historic building, which had served as Kent State’s Paris home for 16 years. (6/28/23)

President Diacon Discusses Advancing Legislation in Columbus

Reminds the university community about our core values and our one core value that best captures our aspiration to be a supportive community: respect, kindness and purpose in all we do. (6/8/23)

Finalists Selected For Vice President For Research And Sponsored Programs

President Diacon is pleased to announce the search committee has completed the initial phase of its national search, recommending three finalists for the position of vice president for research and sponsored programs. (11/21/22)

University Budget Update

President Diacon's communication to faculty and staff about the university's budget. (10/14/22)

Indigenous Peoples Day

President Diacon's message about Indigenous Peoples Day 2022. (10/10/22)

Search For Vice President For Research And Sponsored Programs

President Diacon announces the launch of Kent State's national search for an accomplished and collaborative leader to serve as our vice president for research and sponsored programs. Working to maintain momentum as an R1 institution, Kent State is now moving forward in identifying permanent leadership for the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. (9/26/22)

Presidential Fellow

President Diacon announces the appointment of Joseph Ortiz, Ph.D., as the Kent State Presidential Fellow. (8/31/22)


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