Executive Vice President and Provost | University Administration | Kent State University

Executive Vice President and Provost

Todd A. Diacon, Ph.D.

Todd A. Diacon

Executive Vice President and Provost
Division of Academic Affairs


  • B.A., Southwestern College
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Job Description

Provost Diacon leads the largest of Kent State’s six divisions and is responsible for the administration, faculty and staff within the university’s 10 colleges and seven Regional Campuses. Diacon provides leadership in the areas of curriculum, academic personnel and faculty affairs, research, experiential education and civic engagement, student success and global education. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, he assists in the development and administration of university policies and strategic goals.

Direct Reports

  • Senior Associate Provost, Melody Tankersley
  • Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs, Sue Averill
  • Associate Provost, Global Education, Marcello Fantoni
  • Associate Provost, Mandy Munro-Stasiuk
  • Senior Associate Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management, T. David Garcia
  • Associate Vice President, Operations and Administration, Jennifer McDonough
  • Associate Vice President, Academic Budget and Resource Management, Jennifer Piatt
  • Associate Vice President, Continuing and Distance Education, Valerie Kelly (Interim)
  • Project Director, Academic Affairs, Karen Keenan
  • Assistant to the Provost, Diana Boldon
  • Dean, College of Aeronautics and Engineering, Christina Bloebaum
  • Dean, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Mark Mistur
  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, James Blank
  • Dean, College of the Arts, John Crawford-Spinelli
  • Dean, College of Business Administration, Deborah Spake
  • Dean, College of Communication and Information, Amy Reynolds
  • Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services, James Hannon
  • Dean, College of Podiatric Medicine, Allan Boike
  • Dean, College of Public Health, Sonia Alemagno
  • Dean, College of Nursing, Barbara Broome
  • Dean, University College, Eboni Pringle
  • Dean, University Libraries, Kenneth Burhanna
  • Dean, Graduate Studies, Melody Tankersley


tdiacon@kent.edu, 330-672-8529