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Lamar Hylton and Carmen Roberts Two Kent State University employees have been recognized among the 2020 “30 for the Future” award recipients by the Greater Akron Chamber. Kent State’s Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs, and Carmen Roberts, senior budget analyst, University Budget Office, will be recognized at an upcoming awards ceremony. Part of the...

Kent State students begin moving into residence halls on Aug. 19, 2020. Kent State University students began moving into residence halls on the Kent Campus on Aug. 19, as part of a phased-in process that will continue over five days. Move-in typically takes place over three days, but the university has extended the time this year to lower the density of people on campus due to safety concerns from the COVID-19...

Kent State Starsphere and Sign Kent State University Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D.,and Dean of University College Eboni Pringle, Ph.D., recently shared updates about reopening campus and what to expect this fall while engaging with the university community. They answered live questions on the university’s Facebook page about how students should...

Practicing physical distancing with masks in hand, Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., and Taléa R. Drummer-Ferrell, Ph.D., stand in front of the Kent State University fountain. Kent State University’s Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., and Taléa R. Drummer-Ferrell, Ph.D., recently entered the annals of university history.   On May 1, 2020, Hylton became the first Black person in the university’s history to hold the title of vice president for student affairs. And on July 1, 2020, Drummer-Ferrell was appointed dean of...

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 Kent 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...