MEDIA ADVISORY: Kent State to Hold Inauguration Ceremony for Todd Diacon, University’s 13th President

WHAT:
Community members are invited to attend the inauguration of Todd Diacon as Kent State University’s 13th president at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. The ceremony will be held in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center on the Kent Campus. 

The inauguration of Todd Diacon as Kent State University's 13th president takes place Nov. 1, 2019.

Kent State alumna Danielle Wiggins will serve as the chief of ceremonies. The program will feature performances from the drumline of the Marching Golden Flashes, the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance. The program will include remarks from Kent City Manager Dave Ruller, Chancellor Randy Gardner of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and alumnus Wayne Dawson. Remarks on behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Kent State will also be given. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Diacon became Kent State’s president in July 2019. A tireless advocate for student success, Diacon has more than 30 years of experience in higher education leadership. He joined Kent State as provost in 2012 and has been at the forefront of expanding the university’s international presence, has led the charge to recruit and promote more diverse faculty, and has helped the university attract world-renowned leaders in the fields of aviation, engineering, brain health, liquid crystals, and peace and conflict studies.

For more information about the presidential inauguration, visit www.kent.edu/president/inauguration.

WHEN:
2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1

WHERE:
Kent State University’s Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center
1025 Risman Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242

Parking is available at the Kent Student Center Visitor’s Lot on Risman Drive. 
 
MEDIA RSVP:
Members of the media who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to either Eric Mansfield at emansfie@kent.edu or Emily Vincent at evincen2@kent.edu.

 
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POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:21am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:33am
WRITTEN BY:
University Communications and Marketing