Kent State Provost Announces Regional Campus Leadership Appointments | Kent State University

Kent State Provost Announces Regional Campus Leadership Appointments

Photo of Susan StockerKent State University’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon today announced that Susan Stocker, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga, located in Burton, Ohio, and Kent State’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, effective Aug. 20, 2016. Stocker has led the Ashtabula Campus as dean and chief administrative officer since 2001 and will continue in this role. She also served as interim dean of the Regional College since 2015. 

Stocker earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at Kent State, and she holds a master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a registered nurse in the state of Ohio, earning an associate’s degree in nursing at Kent State Ashtabula.

“I look forward to getting to know the faculty, staff, students and community, and providing strong leadership to move the Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center forward,” Stocker said. 

Photo of Nathan RitcheyKent State Vice President for Kent State System Integration Nathan Ritchey will assume responsibilities as interim dean of the Regional College. Ritchey was hired in July as the senior officer responsible for oversight of the university’s seven Regional Campuses.

“Over the years, Susan Stocker has distinguished herself through sound leadership, dedication to faculty and students, and commitment to the communities she serves,” Ritchey said. “We are extremely fortunate that she has agreed to serve as interim dean of Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center.”

Stocker replaces Jarrod Tudor, Ph.D., who served as interim dean and dean of Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center since 2015. Tudor announced his resignation effective Aug. 19, 2016. 

For more information about Kent State University at Geauga, visit www.kent.edu/geauga.

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Photo of Susan Stocker:

Susan Stocker, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Ashtabula, has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga and Kent State’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg.

Photo of Nathan Ritchey:
Kent State Vice President for Kent State System Integration Nathan Ritchey will assume responsibilities as interim dean of the Regional College.

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