Division of Institutional Advancement

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students consistent with the university’s continued mission to help all students reach their full potential in earning a degree.  Attention to academic quality and student success...

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. WHAT: Leaders from Kent State University and KeyBank Foundation will join corporate and foundation leaders from across Northeast Ohio to announce a partnership and significant financial gift. This contribution supports incoming Kent State freshmen with access and support to close the graduation gap that exists for underrepresented students. WHEN:...

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. Gift to endow Fashion School chair and support study-away program for students Kent, Ohio – May 1, 2017 – Kent State University has received a $2.5 million gift for its Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio. The gift will fund two initiatives:...

Kent State students share a laugh in the Nest. On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, alumni, friends, faculty and staff are encouraged to take a moment to “put your money where your heart is” with gifts supporting Kent State students. Kent State University President Beverly Warren again pledged $25,000 to support Kent State on Nov. 29, which is Giving Tuesday. In addition, the Kent State University Foundation is pledging an additional $50,000 to match every gift, dollar for dollar, designated to the Kent State programs and initiatives of the donor’s choice.       ...

Virginia Albanese (far left) of FedEx Custom Critical presents a giant check to Kent State President Beverly Warren. Also pictured are Interim Dean Robert Sines, Vice President Stephen Sokany and Flash. Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will receive a $1.5 million gift from FedEx over three years. The gift will support the university’s flight program, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 and has outgrown current facilities at the Kent State University Airport. “I am proud to...

Virginia Albanese (far left) of FedEx Custom Critical presents a giant check to Kent State President Beverly Warren. Also pictured are Interim Dean Robert Sines, Vice President Stephen Sokany and Flash. FedEx Express donation has jumpstarted fundraising for the new Aeronautics building at the Kent State Airport. Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will receive a $1.5 million gift from FedEx over three years. The gift will support the university’s flight program, which will celebrate its 50th...

Kent State students pose with Flash, the university’s mascot, in a #FlashesForever photo frame during Homecoming.   WHAT: Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game against the Akron Zips that kicks off at 3:30 p.m. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal.  ...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs waves to Kent State students and local residents attending the 2016 Kent State Homecoming Parade. Cribbs returned to campus to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming featured Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal. Heroic efforts by Nick Holley and Justin Rankin were not quite enough...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs waves to Kent State students and local residents attending the 2016 Kent State Homecoming Parade. Cribbs returned to campus to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. Kent State University President Beverly Warren today announced the appointment of Stephen Sokany, an alumnus and longtime employee, to the position of vice president for institutional advancement, effective Aug. 8, 2016. Sokany has served the university since 1993 in a number of development and institutional advancement roles, most recently as...

Josh Cribbs, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler and 2010 graduate of Kent State University, will return to his alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal on Oct. 1 University hosts its annual Homecoming celebration on Oct. 1 Josh Cribbs, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler and 2010 graduate of Kent State University, will return to his alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal at the university’s annual Homecoming on Oct. 1.   “I feel honored to be the Grand Marshal,” Cribbs said. “I feel...