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 For a full schedule of all inauguration week events that took place on the Kent Campus, visit

For more information about Warren and the Office of the President, visit