Division of Student Affairs

KSU sign front campus About 300 people attended the first in a series of virtual town halls as the Kent State University community addresses systemic racism by learning, listening and taking action as a collective. The 90-minute Zoom session, which was geared toward faculty and staff, was held on June 9. The meeting was co-chaired by Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., Kent State...

Virus and medical worker stock image Kent State University has been recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) for the university’s creation of a “one-stop shop” COVID-19 website, call line and email address, including its telemedicine and telehealth information for students. In the recently released report, Mental Health, Higher Education and COVID-19, Strategies for...

KSU Starsphere Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced Thursday that Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as vice president for student affairs, effective May 1, 2020. Hylton has been serving as the interim vice president for student affairs since Sept. 16, 2019. In addition, Diacon has appointed Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., as the interim...

Risman Plaza, close in proximity to the Student Center and University Library, is a popular hangout spot. Kent State Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., discussed ways that students can make the most of remote classes while still benefiting from student services during a recent appearance on Facebook Live. Both answered live questions and discussed...

A joint color guard from Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs conducts a flag-raising ceremony on the Student Green at Risman Plaza during the university’s 2019 Veterans Day Commemoration. Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Those Who Serve, included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza, the...

Kent State ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention during the flag-raising ceremony at Risman Plaza. Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Those Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:45 a.m., the...

Kent State ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention during the flag-raising ceremony at Risman Plaza. You are not alone. Depression and anxiety don’t need to be masked. The 25th annual National Depression Screening Day at Kent State University will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, on several campus locations. It is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger community. Kent Campus: Thursday, Oct....

Kent State ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention during the flag-raising ceremony at Risman Plaza. Kent State University has selected Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., to serve as interim vice president for student affairs, effective Sept. 16. Hylton has served as dean of students since coming to Kent State on June 1, 2017.   Hylton will lead Kent State’s Division of Student Affairs and institutional efforts aimed...

Movers and Groovers Help Students Move into Residence Halls More than 1,000 volunteers from the Kent State University community welcomed and assisted new students as they moved into their residence halls on freshman move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 18. The annual community program, known as Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the Kent Campus residence halls....

On April 3, Kent State University is bringing together experts and stakeholders to explore the issue of mental health on college campuses with the 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit. Almost 40 percent of college students experience a significant mental health issue, and about 50 percent of the U.S. population will experience a mental health condition, according to Active Minds, a leading nonprofit organization for mental health awareness and education for students.  Recognizing the impact...