Vice President for Student Affairs

Shay LittleShay Little, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs


  • B.A., Psychology, Baylor University
  • M.S., Counseling and Student Personnel, Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D., Student Affairs Administration, University of Georgia

Job Description

Vice President for Student Affairs Little provides crisis management leadership on issues internal and external to the university; serves as key advisor to the president on student and community issues; provides oversight and direction for a wide range of student support services, including the Kent Student Center, Dining Services, Center for Student Involvement, Office of Student Conduct, Student Ombuds, Health Services, Residence Services, Student Accessibility Services, Center for Adult and Veteran Services, Bookstore and the Flash Technology Center.

Direct Reports

  • Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Jennifer Kulics
  • Executive Director, Administration, Cesquinn M. Curtis
  • Dean of Students, Lamar Hylton
  • Director, Residence Services, Jill Church
  • Senior Associate Director, University Dining Services, Charles Berry
  • SODEXO, University Dining Services, Rich Roldan
  • Associate Director of Advancement, Laurel Wirtanen-Siloy
  • Interim Director, Kent State of Wellness, Melissa Celko
  • Student Ombuds, Amy Quillin
  • Assistant to an Executive Officer, Kendra Wilson
  • Operations & Strategic Communications Coordinator, Patricia Dennison

Contact, 330-672-4050

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