Government Relations

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has announced $3,723,765 in federal research grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation to be awarded to Kent State University. “Kent State University has been at the forefront of academic research and education,” U.S. Rep. Ryan said. “It’s important we continue to invest in research to further push the boundaries of science and discovery. Our nation benefits greatly when our academic institutions, researchers, and students are given the resources to pursue these innovative projects. This is why I continue to support a...

Kent State at Trumbull Teams up with State and County to Fight Opioid Addiction

According to the Ohio Department of Health statistics, Trumbull County had the second highest number of overdose deaths in Northeast Ohio in 2015. In March of 2016 alone, 26 people died from overdoses. To help fight the growing trend and save lives, Kent State University at Trumbull is working with the county’s Mental Health and Recovery Board and Sen. Sean O’Brien’s office. WKBN-TV reported on the partnership that includes a new 15-week class with Kent State’s University’s College of Communication and Information. The seminar class will take what communications students are learnin...

The Kent State University community joins the nation, especially our fellow Ohio citizens, in mourning the passing of statesman George Voinovich. His contributions to our state and our nation are without question. From his staunch support of early education initiatives such as Head Start programs to his support of a system of higher education in Ohio that met the needs of all students regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, George Voinovich will long be remembered for his legacy of support for a quality education for all Ohioans. Beverly Warren President Kent State Universi...

Kent State University, in partnership with the University of Akron, will present a “Why Polling Still Matters” forum at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony as part of the “Politically Speaking” public forum series discussing the upcoming general election and Ohio’s role in choosing the next U.S. president. The event is sponsored by area colleges and universities, including Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University, Kent State and the University of Akron. ...

Greater Cleveland Partnership vice president to lead university’s government outreach Kent State University President Beverly Warren has selected Nick Gattozzi as the executive director of government and community relations. Gattozzi comes to Kent State from the Greater Cleveland Partnership where he has served as vice president of government advocacy since 2006.  Gattozzi will take on this new, key leadership role beginning Aug. 1, and he will report directly to Warren.   “Kent State and those we serve will undoubtedly benefit from the breadth of his experience; the depth of his ...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren recently joined U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan in a meeting with regional leaders about the state of Ohio’s infrastructure and the need for increased funding to improve deficiencies.  The group met Sept. 5 in Kent at the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority’s Kent Central Gateway multimodal transit center. Ryan discussed a report that awarded the United States an overall D+ grade in infrastructure and suggested that the nation needs to invest trillions of dollars in future transportation. “I’m a partner with you in supporting transport...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren recently joined U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan in a meeting with regional leaders about the state of Ohio’s infrastructure and the need for increased funding to improve deficiencies. The group met Sept. 5 in Kent at the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority’s Kent Central Gateway multimodal transit center. Ryan discussed a report that awarded the United States an overall D+ grade in infrastructure and suggested that the nation needs to invest trillions of dollars in future transportation. “I’m a partner with you in supporting transportation,...