How to Participate

The Board of Trustees invites all members of the university community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the general public, to share their views about Kent State’s most compelling strengths, opportunities and challenges, and how these factors should influence the selection of the next president. There are several ways to participate in the presidential search process. 

How to Participate in the Process


The email address may be used for public communications about the presidential search.  Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions anytime via this email address.


The online survey allows the opportunity to provide direct and anonymous responses regarding key questions for the presidential search.


Open forums will be held to give participants the chance to share their views and ask questions. The search committee will meet with various stakeholder groups and welcomes additional opportunities for engagement upon request.

December 2018 Forums

We will hold two open forums this Friday, Dec. 14 – one at the Stark Campus and one at the Kent Campus – for students, faculty, staff and community members to share their thoughts and hopes for the next president. Please join us if your schedule permits:

  • 9-10 a.m., Main Hall Conference Room 1, Stark Campus
  • Noon-1 p.m., Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony, Kent Campus

website updates

Please check this presidential search website for updates.  This website will serve as an interactive medium for public comment, and to communicate news and information about the general progress of the search.

Please note that all nominations and comments are public records subject to disclosure under Ohio law. You are welcome to make submissions anonymously, however, submissions may be released pursuant to The Ohio Public Records Act.