Administration

Kent State University’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon today announced that Susan Stocker, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga, located in Burton, Ohio, and Kent State’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, effective Aug. 20, 2016....

Kent State University’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon today announced that David Dees, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of the Kent State University Columbiana County campuses, effective July 1, 2016. Dees will provide overall leadership of Kent State University at East...

Following a national search, Kent State University has selected F. Jack Witt III as its new vice president for human resources. A Kent State alumnus, Witt currently serves as vice president of human resources and administration at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. He joins Kent State on Sept. 6.  Witt will be the senior officer responsible...

Kent State University has named Nathan Ritchey, Ph.D., as its new vice president for Kent State System Integration. Ritchey was selected following a national search. He currently serves at Edinboro University as vice president for strategic initiatives and founding dean of the College of Science and Health Professions. He joins Kent State on July...

Following a national search, Kent State University has selected Shay Davis Little, Ph.D., to serve as vice president for student affairs. Little has served as interim vice president for student affairs since Aug. 1, 2015. She will begin serving as the permanent vice president for student affairs on May 14. Little will lead Kent State’s Division...

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, March 9. The Board is scheduled to convene at 2:45 p.m. in the Riviera Ballroom B, first level of Aloft Cleveland Downtown, located at 1111 West 10th St., Cleveland, Ohio. Trustees will retire into executive session/working lunch from noon-1:15 p.m....

Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., of Rootstown, Ohio, has been selected to serve as dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark, located in North Canton, Ohio. Seachrist has served as interim dean of Kent State Stark, the only public university in Stark County and the largest Regional Campus of Kent State, since July 1, 2014....

CFO and COO from Wright State to lead Kent State’s Division of Business and Finance Following a national search, Kent State University has selected Mark M. Polatajko, Ph.D., CPA, as its new senior vice president for finance and administration. Polatajko comes to Kent State from Wright State University, where he has served as vice president for...

Iris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board. The ACE Women’s Network-Ohio is a network of women administrators, faculty and staff from colleges and universities across the state that is dedicated to the professional advancement of women....

Kent State University has established a Division of Student Affairs. Shay Little, Ph.D., has been named interim vice president of the division. Little previously served as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students for the last three years. The former Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs has moved to a new...