Welcome back, Flashes! A message from Dean Seachrist

Dear students and campus community,

Hello! I am so happy to begin this new academic year with all of you. For some, today is a “welcome back.” For others, it’s a “welcome home.” We greet you, Class of 2023, with open arms.

You will discover that Kent State University at Stark is a special place. From our stellar faculty to our supportive staff, we are working together to make this year a game changer. 

Now is the time for all of us to excel personally, academically, and professionally, because we have found a home at our hometown university.

As your dean, you can count on my commitment to this campus and its best interest. We have everything that it takes – especially our students, faculty and staff – to make a meaningful mark on our community and to reach new and greater heights. 

We have so many exciting things planned for this academic year – from our festive Homecoming Week (Sept. 16-21) to the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970. We also have plans for the construction of a new elevator and façade for Main Hall.

And that’s not to mention the incredible education happening in classrooms across this exceptional campus! We are proud of the fact that our everyday research is making way for life-changing discoveries. 

Our students get to work alongside renowned faculty members – with research recognized nationally by The Washington Post, CNN, and PBS. From studying the feeding habits of butterflies to the business applications of virtual reality to top nursing techniques and even cancer research, students get practical experience with faculty experts. 

Wow! Kent State Stark is truly a place to be proud of, and it is all of you who make the difference.

I am certain that you share my excitement as, across the campus, we say “welcome back” and “welcome home” today. 

Welcome all to this promising, new academic year. We write our campus’ next chapter together.

With best regards,
Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D.
Dean and Chief Administrative Officer

POSTED: Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:36 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 08:27 AM
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