"Kent State University ceremonies are rich in pageantry and tradition. We have the pleasure of planning some of the University’s most treasured events, including Commencement, faculty recognition programs and host of social dinners and receptions. It is our responsibility to uphold the protocol standards of the university and to ensure that all events showcase Kent State University's commitment to excellence." - Lashonda Taylor, Executive Director

The Office of University Events & Protocol is committed to advancing the mission of Kent State University by planning innovative ceremonies and events that showcase the university’s commitment to inclusivity and celebrate, in a meaningful way, the scholarly achievements and successes of the entire university community.

The Office of University Events & Protocol is responsible for upholding the highest standards and established academic, international and university protocol in the planning and implementation of university ceremonies and events.  Its staff provides event-planning expertise and comprehensive, professional support to academic and non academic units sponsoring ceremonies and events, with the exception of those related to alumni and donor functions.