Corporate Relations strives to create mutually beneficial partnerships between Kent State and corporate entities that support our institutional priorities. By serving as the bridge between university stakeholders and corporations, we function as a centralized point of service for external corporate relationships, identifying and matching a company’s strategic interests to the university’s research, programs, initiatives and talent. By connecting these corporate interests and Kent State resources, we support the ongoing efforts of all involved to make their mark on a regional, national and global scale.


We are a central university office that helps to foster relationships between Kent State University and corporations, helping faculty and external funding partners connect and collaborate to advance mutual goals that align with the university's missions and priorities.

We can help companies navigate the university, find faculty and programs of interest and arrange for campus meetings. We can also facilitate funding requests, awards, and reporting, and help illuminate campus research funding policies.


  • Increase private funding support to the university through corporate support

  • Act as Kent State's point of contact for corporate support

  • Manage specific projects as directed by the President and Provost

  • Connect external partners to Kent State resources