MEDIA ADVISORY: Kent State and KeyBank Foundation to Announce Partnership Supporting Underrepresented Students

WHAT:
Leaders from Kent State University and KeyBank Foundation will join corporate and foundation leaders from across Northeast Ohio to announce a partnership and significant financial gift. This contribution supports incoming Kent State freshmen with access and support to close the graduation gap that exists for underrepresented students.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 10
7:15–8:30 a.m.

WHERE:
The Union Club, Wedgewood Room
1211 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

WHY: 
Kent State and KeyBank Foundation are partnering to transform the lives of underrepresented students through an initiative known as the Dynamic Education and Engagement of Diverse Students (DEEDS) program. KeyBank Foundation will offer details on its seven-figure gift, and business leaders will learn how DEEDS can positively affect their workforce.

Interview and photo opportunities include: 

  • Kent State President Beverly Warren
  • KeyBank Foundation Chair and CEO and Kent State Board of Trustees member Margot Copeland
  • Kent State’s Dean of the University College Eboni Pringle
  • Kent State’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alfreda Brown
  • Students who have participated in the DEEDS program 


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Media Note:
Members of the media who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to the media contacts listed below.

Media Contacts:
Eric Mansfield, emansfie@kent.edu, 330-672-2797
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595