Candidates for Vice President for Kent State System Integration

April 24, 2016

Dear Colleagues: 

I am pleased to announce that three candidates for Vice President for Kent State System Integration will be on campus over the next several weeks. As part of the interview process, each candidate will hold a public presentation at which they will discuss the following:

  • Brief biography/background.
  • Challenges facing higher education today and examples of how the candidate has faced these challenges in his/her current or previous positions.
  • Opportunities and challenges of a university with a regional campus system.
  • Experience/examples of interactions with the broader community in her/his current and/or previous positions.
  • Anything else the candidate would like to mention regarding how he/she would approach work specifically as Vice President for Kent State System Integration.

I invite and encourage you to attend the following public presentations and provide your input through the surveys below. Each of the public presentations will also be live streamed. 



Mark E. Arant, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Northeastern State University

Public Presentation
Monday, April 25, 2016
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Kiva - Kent Student Center

Ronald C. Williams, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Illinois University

Public Presentation
Monday, May 2, 2016
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Kiva - Kent Student Center

Nathan P. Ritchey, Ph.D.
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Porreco College 
Founding Dean, Coll. of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Public Presentation
Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:45-2:30 p.m.
Governance Chambers - Kent Student Center




Todd A. Diacon, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

POSTED: Sunday, April 24, 2016 11:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2023 08:46 PM
Todd Diacon