Kent State Formally Installs Beverly Warren | Kent State University
Kent State President Beverly Warren makes a point during her inaugural address to faculty, staff, students, alumni and distinguished guests in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests fill the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center for the inauguration of Beverly Warren as Kent State's 12th president.
Past and present Kent State presidents Lester Lefton (left), Beverly Warren, Carol Cartwright and Michael Schwartz share their presidential perspectives during a panel discussion moderated by CNN news anchor and Kent State alumna Carol Costello (center).
Kent State President Beverly Warren (center) leads the way while Board of Trustees Chair Dennis Eckart (to her left) and other Kent State dignitaries cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the new Center for Undergraduate Excellence, or the CUE.
President Beverly Warren joins students, employees and trustees for the Flash-A-Thon Dance Marathon in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Flash-A-Thon is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that benefits Akron Children's Hospital.
Kent State President Beverly Warren reacts to a gift presented to her by the Holden Elementary School Writer’s Club during the Giving Voice program in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
Kent State President Beverly Warren and Board of Trustees Chair Dennis Eckart drop rose petals into the fountain at the new Student Memorial Garden while remembering all former Kent State students, faculty and staff.
Kent State President Beverly Warren sports her new baseball jersey while firing up the baseball team before a doubleheader with the Oakland Golden Grizzlies at Schoonover Stadium.

Kent State Formally Installs Beverly Warren

Members of the Kent State University community were invited to attend the inauguration of Beverly Warren as the 12th president of the university on May 1 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. A reception followed in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

A week of activities and events leading up to the inauguration day celebrated student success and campus community achievements on Kent State’s eight campuses and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg. All events were free.

Events included the dedication of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence on April 28 and dedication of the Kent State Student Memorial Garden. On April 30, there was a presidential tree planting at Manchester Field and a “Presidential Perspectives: A Discussion with Past and Present Kent State Presidents” that took place in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The panel discussion, was moderated by CNN news anchor and Kent State alumna Carol Costello, featuring Warren and former Kent State presidents Michael Schwartz, Carol Cartwright and Lester Lefton.

Regional Campuses also hosted several events at their locations, including a barbeque for students and a tree planting in honor of Warren. For a full schedule of inauguration week events that took place at the Regional Campuses, visit www.kent.edu/president/inauguration/regional-events. For a full schedule of all inauguration week events that took place on the Kent Campus, visit www.kent.edu/president/inauguration/events.

For more information about Warren and the Office of the President, visit www.kent.edu/president.