Office of the Provost

In partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation, Kent State University hosted several dozen high school students on campus for a month of intensive preparation for college entrance exams. This is the second year that Kent State has helped to prepare the students, who are part of the James Foundation’s I PROMISE...

Kent State University President-elect Todd Diacon today announced the appointment of Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., to the role of interim senior vice president and provost, effective July 1. Dr. Tankersley fills the role most recently held by Dr. Diacon, who was selected in April by the Board of Trustees to become...

Kent State University celebrated the launch of a dynamic new space, the Design Innovation (DI) Hub, which will bring innovations from many disciplines together in a 68,000-square-foot building near the center of the Kent Campus. The construction launch, which marks the beginning of a major renovation of the former Art Building, was celebrated April...

WHAT: The Kent State University community will gather April 23 to celebrate the construction launch of the Design Innovation Hub, a dynamic, new space designed to spark creativity and collaboration. The Design Innovation Hub is an open-access, collaborative, co-working, idea-generating and innovative environment connecting students, faculty and the...

Following a national search, Kent State University has named alumnus Kenneth Burhanna as the new dean of University Libraries, effective March 1, 2019. University Libraries supports the study and research needs of Kent State students, faculty, staff, alumni and local communities across the university system. Mr. Burhanna has served as interim dean...

Kent State University has chosen an accomplished aerospace engineer to help its growing College of Aeronautics and Engineering soar to new heights and build on the strong legacy of the past while charting a course for an exciting and transformative journey for the college’s future. Christina Bloebaum, Ph.D., has...

Kent State University and Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) have formed a strategic partnership that will create new access to courses and degrees for thousands of students living and learning on Ohio’s eastern border.   Leaders from both institutions met Oct. 10 at Eastern Gateway’s Steubenville Campus to sign the agreement and...

From snow-capped mountains in Alaska to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the South Korean countryside and palatial modern architecture in Oman, a diverse collage of students from around the country and the world has descended on campus. Together, they make up Kent State University’s robust student body, comprising more than 38,000 students from...

In a class by itself, Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be ranked in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report. Each year, students and their parents rely on the magazine’s annual Best Colleges rankings to help narrow their college choices and to validate...

They arrived one by one to applause, cheers and a marching band.   Not the typical welcome to a student’s first day of high school, but these freshmen were not just showing up for classes. They were entering their first day in their school’s new College and Career Academies program.     In all, more than 200 freshmen at Akron’s Firestone...