Institutional Advancement

Kent State student Theresa Medrano stands near the pillars of Merrill Hall on campus. Anything is possible. Theresa Medrano, a Kent State University senior from Westlake, Ohio, is living proof of this. At age 17, like most high school seniors, Medrano should have been thinking about senior prom and graduation. But she became a victim of domestic violence and was forced to withdraw from high school.  Instead of planning the next...

Kent State student Theresa Medrano stands near the pillars of Merrill Hall on campus. Kent State University has named Jeffery L. McLain, CFRE, as its new vice president for institutional advancement following an extensive national search. McLain comes to Kent State from Louisiana State University where he served as senior vice president of the LSU Foundation. He joins Kent State on May 15.  The Division of Institutional...

Kent State student Theresa Medrano stands near the pillars of Merrill Hall on campus. The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Cincinnati man who took a photojournalism class at Kent State in 1941 has left a $3 million bequest to the program. Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, who passed away in 2013,...

Kent State student Theresa Medrano stands near the pillars of Merrill Hall on campus. Kent State University announced today that the Westfield Insurance Foundation has made a commitment of $500,000 to the university. These funds will be used to support a Bachelor of Science in Insurance Studies program at Kent State, and to promote career opportunities within the insurance industry. In recognition of this donation, the Campus Tour...

Kent State student Theresa Medrano stands near the pillars of Merrill Hall on campus. Alumni, donors and other friends of Kent State University will soon have a comfortable and convenient home base when they visit the Kent Campus as a result of today’s (Sept. 17) vote of the university’s Board of Trustees to proceed with the construction of a building for the Division of Institutional Advancement. The Institutional Advancement...

Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a Kent State Golden Flashes win of 39-17 over the Army Black Knights. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community came together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.” “The theme reflects Kent State’s global presence,”...

A group of Kent State students enjoy participating in the 2013 Homecoming parade. Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to come together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.” “The theme reflects Kent State’s global presence,” said Joy Wesoloski, Kent State’s assistant director of...

A group of Kent State students enjoy participating in the 2013 Homecoming parade. Danielle Hupp, Kent State University’s assistant director of annual giving, was honored as one of the recipients of the “30 for the Future” award by the Greater Akron Chamber. Hupp, a resident of Akron, Ohio, has been with Kent State since April 2013 and raises funds from Kent State faculty and staff. Hupp’s fundraising provides...

A group of Kent State students enjoy participating in the 2013 Homecoming parade. One of the most all-encompassing transformations in university history is taking place right now at Kent State University. The Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative includes the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. These projects support academic success, while demonstrating...

A group of Kent State students enjoy participating in the 2013 Homecoming parade. Kent State University’s Annual Giving and Donor Services departments are sponsoring “Thank-A-Giver (T.A.G.) Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the Kent Campus as a way to acknowledge and thank the many generous donors, alumni and friends who help support Kent State and its students. The event will include food, raffle prizes, music and fun from...