Mission, Vision & Goals

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The Kent State Parents and Families Association elevates student success by supporting and connecting with families through intentional programming and communications to ensure their students’ transformational experiences.



The Kent State Parents and Families Association will create dynamic, lifelong connections between families, the university and the community through respect, kindness and purpose.




Provide an opportunity for parents and other family members to participate with students during Welcome Weekend, Family Weekend, and other university traditions.

  •  Keep parents and families informed about university services and opportunities as well as dates, deadlines, and changes in policy or procedure that affect students 
  • Implement and support services which benefit students and improve the overall quality of campus life 
  • Give families the opportunity and means to share ideas and concerns with the university community 
  • Provide opportunities for families to support students through connections, networking and employment opportunities