Dean of Students

The Dean of Students serves as the university's primary student advocate and assists the Vice President for Student Affairs in the leadership of the division. The Dean of Students manages departments that provide student development opportunities and support services. The Dean also works with the Student Affairs staff to help promote a culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, develop leadership skills and take responsibility for their actions.

Lamar Hylton

Dear Members of the Kent State Community:

It is an honor to serve as your Dean of Students! Kent State University is an institution that puts students first in all that it does. Our work within the Office of the Dean of Students enriches the student experience and enhances a students’ ability to be academically successful and make positive and long lasting contributions to our community. I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities to develop your critical thinking skills, cultivate your leadership capacity, and make connections across the campus that will contribute to your success.

If I can be of any support to you during your journey here at Kent State University, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I wish you much success. Go Flashes!

With best regards,

Dr. Lamar R. Hylton


Dining with the Dean

Come and have lunch with your Dean of Students! For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students.