MEDIA ADVISORY: Kent State President Beverly J. Warren to Celebrate Partnership Between Berkshire Local Schools and Kent State Geauga

UPDATED 11/27/18: This Nov. 28 event has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren will join officials from the Berkshire Local School District and Kent State’s Geauga Campus for a ribbon-tying event to celebrate the university’s new partnership with Berkshire schools.

Kent State’s Board of Trustees recently approved a long-term ground lease and shared services agreement with Berkshire schools for 30 acres of land co-located with Kent State’s Geauga Campus where Berkshire schools will build a new PreK-12 building, including athletic and vocational facilities.

The new school is part of Berkshire’s PRIME initiative, which stands for Partnerships for Rural Innovative Models of Education. Berkshire formed a multipartner collaboration with Kent State, the Auburn Career Center, the Geauga Growth Partnership and other community and educational entities to develop an innovative approach to teaching and learning in the district. The new PreK-12 building will be the centerpiece of the initiative.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; program begins at 4 p.m.

Kent State University at Geauga, Clark Commons
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, OH 44021

Members of the media who plan to attend and cover this celebration are asked to RSVP to either Eric Mansfield at or Lisa Abraham at

For the latest about the Kent State Geauga-Berkshire partnership, visit

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POSTED: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:03pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:37pm
Lisa Abraham