Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, Kent State University at Stark

Denise Seachrist

Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D.

Dean and Chief Administrative Officer,
Kent State University at Stark


  • B.M., Heidelberg College
  • M.M., Youngstown State University
  • Ph.D., Kent State University

Job Description

Serves as chief academic and administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark. Dean and Chief Administrative Officer Seachrist provides overall leadership and direction for all aspects of Kent State Stark’s administration and operations, including student services, instructional operations, administrative support, business and financial services, physical plant and facilities operations and auxiliary services.

Direct Reports

  • Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Thomas Norton-Smith (Interim)
  • Director II, Enrollment Management and Student Services, Lisa Hart (Interim)
  • Director, External Affairs and Community Relations, Tina Biasella
  • Director, Library, Robert Kairis
  • Director, Conference Center, Stephanie Monastra
  • Director, The Corporate University, Faith Sheaffer-Polen
  • Associate Director, Advancement, Beth Fuciu
  • Coordinator, Recruitment and Retention, Rob Sturr
  • Public Safety Manager, James Biehl
  • Director, Business Affairs and Operations, LaTarsha Miller
  • Senior Grants Administrator, Theresa Ford
  • Faculty, Kent State University at Stark

Contact, 330-244-3211

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