Kent State is poised to determine a distinctive future of impact, influence and innovation. To serve the communities around us, as well as reach our strategic vision for our university, developing a common narrative that will serve all constituents is critical. Our narrative will tell, in an authentic and compelling way, the story of who we are and what we stand for at Kent State. Throughout the year, we have worked to define our strategic vision. This process required each of us to reflect on our vision for Kent State, to describe our guiding core values and to share personal stories that help define a distinctively great Kent State. Here, we share the culmination of thousands of Kent State voices, our new vision statement (adopted on Sept. 9, 2015, by the Board of Trustees), core values (draft), and priorities (draft). As we continue to refine and reflect upon our core values and priorities, we ask for your continued feedback.
whose collective commitment to learning
sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice, and invaluable outcomes
to better our society.
Provide an inclusive and engaged living-learning environment where students thrive and graduate as informed citizens and productive leaders
Drive innovation, idea generation and national distinction through top-tier academic and research programs and the recruitment and development of talented faculty and staff
Advance Kent State’s contributions as an international university that prioritizes the cultural competency of students, faculty and staff
Serve as an innovative engine for the region and state through partnerships and programs that contribute to the quality of life for Ohioans
Ensure future growth and vitality through the strategic management of fiscal resources and infrastructure