Dean Denise A. Seachrist: Welcome to Fall 2020!
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020
Today we welcome you with open arms to Kent State University at Stark. Whether you are joining us in the classroom or from your dining room, the quality education we will provide to you this semester is a certainty you can count on.
During these unprecedented times, we turn to the consistency a university education can provide. We are the hometown choice. You’ve made the best decision by refusing to put your education on pause, especially during a time when so much of our world is at a standstill. Please take comfort in knowing that you are moving forward in a positive direction.
After all, the decisions you make today impact tomorrow’s journey. We are here for you all along the way. You can find answers to your most frequently asked questions at our website. Find our Flashes Safe Seven principles here. We must work together to stay safe and healthy.
Your professors join me as we welcome you today. We are certain you are ready to learn and excel, but also adapt, over the course of the semester. While excellence in education is always our North Star; flexibility will be our guiding light.
Trust us, we’re here for you.
I’ve witnessed how this campus community comes together in the face of adversity. We overcome. No one would have guessed that when we kicked off 2020, we would be operating in a largely virtual world by mid-March.
While learning environments are different, our high standards remain the same. We are working tirelessly to come up with new ways to connect students with one another, faculty, and staff, and to enjoy the close-knit community that makes Kent State Stark unique.
I want you to know that I am so proud of each of you as we begin this new academic year together. Wishing you a productive and healthy start to this semester.
Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D.
Dean and Chief Administrative Officer
Kent State University at Stark