Kent State’s Iris E. Harvey Elected to ACE Women's Network-Ohio Executive Board

Photo of Iris E. HarveyIris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board. The ACE Women’s Network-Ohio is a network of women administrators, faculty and staff from colleges and universities across the state that is dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Through representatives, conferences, workshops and other resources, the organization is committed to improving the status of women on college campuses and throughout higher education. 

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to add my leadership to a statewide organization that is actively engaged in developing professional advancement for women in higher education,” Harvey said. 

Harvey, a resident of Stow, Ohio, has been with Kent State since 2008 and oversees Kent State’s global branding initiatives and directs university communications, marketing and media relations, regional engagement and corporate affairs. 

Harvey earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and Master of Business Administration in international marketing from the University of Southern California, as well as a graduate professional degree in higher education administration from the George Washington University. Before joining Kent State, Harvey held senior marketing positions in higher education at Wright State University and the University of Maryland University College; was the CEO of an international consulting firm she founded and operated in Japan for nearly a decade; and held a vice presidency position at Citigroup Global Consumer Bank Group.

In 2014, Harvey was honored at the Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Awards in Akron, Ohio. In 2013, she was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a U.S.-France International Education Administrators Seminar award, and spent three weeks in France learning about other higher education systems.

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POSTED: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:15pm
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