Provost Announces Interim Leadership Appointments | Kent State University

Provost Announces Interim Leadership Appointments

April 23, 2015

Colleagues:

Following 10 years of distinguished service at Kent State University, Dr. Wanda E. Thomas has announced her retirement as associate provost, dean of the Regional College, and interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Trumbull, effective June 30, 2015. Please join me in thanking Wanda for her contributions to Kent State University and wishing her well in her upcoming retirement.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Nameth, dean and chief administrative officer of the university's Columbiana County campuses, has been appointed interim associate provost for Kent State system integration, effective July 1. Dr. Nameth was named dean of the Salem and East Liverpool campuses in 2012, and he will continue in this capacity while serving as interim associate provost.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Susan J. Stocker, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Ashtabula, has been appointed interim dean of the Regional College, effective July 1. Dr. Stocker has led the Ashtabula Campus as dean since 2001, and also served as interim dean of the College of Nursing during the 2013 academic year. She will continue in her current assignment as dean and chief administrative officer at Ashtabula.

As announced in January, following a national search, Dr. Lance Grahn was appointed dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Trumbull, effective July 1.

I look forward to working with Drs. Nameth and Stocker in their new roles and thank them for their service to Kent State. An announcement regarding upcoming searches is forthcoming. 

Sincerely,

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