Kent State Announces Inauguration Week Events

Photo of Kent State University President Beverly WarrenMembers of the Kent State University community are invited to attend the inauguration of Beverly Warren as the 12th president of the university on Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. A reception will follow at the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

A week of activities and events leading up to the inauguration day will celebrate student success and campus community achievements on Kent State’s eight campuses and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg. All events are free, but seating is limited for some of them, so attendees are asked to please register for events that they plan to attend.

Events include the dedication of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence on April 28 at 10:30 a.m. and dedication of the Kent State Student Memorial Garden at 7 p.m. On April 30, there will be a presidential tree planting at Manchester Field at 3:30 p.m. and “Presidential Perspectives: A Discussion with Past and Present Kent State Presidents” will take place at the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 5 p.m. The panel discussion, which will be moderated by CNN news anchor and Kent State alumna Carol Costello, will feature Warren and former Kent State presidents Michael Schwartz, Carol Cartwright and Lester Lefton.

Regional Campuses also will host several events at their locations, including a barbeque for students and a tree planting in honor of Warren. A full schedule of events for Regional Campuses will be posted soon. For a full schedule of all inauguration week events for the Kent Campus, including registration information, visit

For more information about Warren and the Office of the President, visit

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POSTED: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:23pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:23pm
Foluke Omosun