Speeches & Communications

 

Black History Month 2020

President Diacon's remarks at the 2020 Black History Month Celebration.

 

 


 

MLK Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2020

President Diacon's remarks at the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

 


Mitch Landrieu

Introduction of Mitch Landrieu

President Diacon's introduction of Mitch Landrieu, Presidential Speaker Series.


Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day Commemoration 2019

President Diacon's remarks at the 2019 Veterans Day Commemoration.


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Inaugural Ceremony

President Diacon’s Inaugural Address


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Plane Dedication and Aeronautics Expo

President Diacon's remarks at College of Aeronautics and Engineering EXPO and Plane Dedication.


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FedEx Academic Center Grand Opening

President Todd Diacon's remarks at FedEx Academic Center Grand Opening.


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Convocation Class of 2023

President Todd Diacon's remarks at convocation.

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MAC Votes to Play Football 

President Diacon's communication to faculty and staff,  sharing information about the Mid-America Conference (MAC) vote to resume football this fall. (9/25/20)


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Partial Restoration of Salaries 

President Diacon's communication announcing the partial restoration of salaries (9/24/20)


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A Message to the Kent State Community: Working Together for Enrollment Success 

President Diacon's communication announcing a new strategic enrollment plan (9/18/20)


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A Message to the Kent State Community: Anti-Racism Actions 

President Diacon's communication about the action steps to combat racial inequality developed (9/14/20)


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A Message to the Kent State Community: Anti-Racism Task Force 

President Diacon's communication about the new Anti-Racism Task Force (9/2/20)


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Respect, Kindness and Purpose in All We Do

President Diacon's communication to the university community about reopening and operating during the COVID-19 era, the challenges and how our core values provide direction (8/24/20)


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Update on Kent State University Fall Sports 

President Diacon's communication to Kent State Student-Athletes (8/8/20)


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We’re All in This Together 

President Diacon's communication to faculty and staff addressing the new academic year (8/6/20)


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Things Will Be Different, but We’re All in This Together 

President Diacon's communication to Golden Flashes welcoming students to the new academic year (8/6/20)


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Important Information: Watch Return to Campus Video 

President Diacon's & Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar Hylton's communication to Golden Flashes regarding our return to campus (8/5/20)


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A Message to the Kent State Community: An Update About Our International Students 

President Diacon's communication to Golden Flashes regarding our international students (7/14/20)


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A Message to the Kent State Community Regarding Our International Students 

President Diacon's communication to Golden Flashes regarding our international students (7/10/20)


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Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Announced Modifications 

President Diacon's letter to Ohio Federal Delegation Members (7/10/20)


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You Have the (Immediate) Future of Kent State in Your Hands 

President Diacon's communication to Golden Flashes announcing the Flashes Safe Seven principles (6/17/20)


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Leadership Transition

President Diacon's communication to the university community announcing the appointment of Valoree Vargo as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, KSU Foundation (6/15/20)


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Searching for a Better Future

Communication to the university community from President Diacon, Provost Tankersley, Interim Vice President Gooden, and Vice President Hylton (6/5/20)


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Planning in the Face of Uncertainty

President Diacon' message ensuring the university's commitment to provide the safest possible environments on campus while respecting the concerns of employees (5/28/20)


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Our Student-Ready Commitment

President Diacon reinforces Kent State's commitment to being a student-ready college and announces the appointments of Dr. Lamar Hylton as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dr. Amoaba Gooden as Interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (5/7/20)


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Reopening Committees Fall 2020

President Diacon's communication to the university community announcing the establishment of committees related to Fall 2020 reopening of school (4/30/20)


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Ensuring Kent State's Future

President Diacon's communication to the faculty and staff (4/27/20)


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Checking In

President Diacon's communication to the university community (4/2/20)


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The End of the Beginning

President Diacon's communication to the university community (3/25/20)


 
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Listen to Ariana

President Diacon's communication to the student body (3/16/20)


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As We Prepare for Monday

President Diacon's email to the university community (3/13/20)


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KSU Continues Remote Instruction for Remainder of Spring Semester

President Diacon's email to the university community (3/13/20)


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Kent State to Stop Face-to-Face Classes, Begin Remote Classes

President Diacon's email to the university community (3/10/20)


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President Announces Launch of Provost Search

President Diacon announces the launch of the search for Senior Vice President and Provost, including opportunities for the university community to share feedback (2/18/20)


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Key Leadership Transitions and Searches

President Diacon updates the university community on key leadership transitions and searches (1/23/20)


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Welcome Back, Spring 2020

President Diacon welcomes the university community back for the Spring 2020 semester (1/16/20)


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Update on Kent State's Bond Ratings

Access a follow up to President Todd Diacon's October Financial Report. The update includes Moody's and Standard & Poor's various reasons for reporting a positive outlook for Kent State's future (1/8/20)


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A Message of Thanks

As we break for the holiday, please know that I am thankful for all that each of you does for our students, for our colleagues and for our community (11/18/19)


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President’s Financial Update

President Todd Diacon's email to the university community (10/29/19)


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50th Commemoration of May 4, 1970

President Todd Diacon's email to the university community (10/18/19)


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We Must Do Better

President Todd Diacon's email to the university community (9/12/19)


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Welcome to Fall 2019 Semester

President Todd Diacon welcomes students and faculty back to Kent State's campus for the fall 2019 semester (8/20/19)


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Welcome Email to the University Community

President Diacon's welcome email to the university community (9/4/19)

President Todd Diacon in the News