Office of the Provost

Megan Swoger is a 2018 Portz Scholar The National Collegiate Honors Council has named recent Kent State University graduate Megan Swoger a 2018 Portz Scholar. Ms. Swoger is the ninth Kent State student to receive the honor since the inception of the Portz Scholars competition in 1990. “We are very pleased for her and, of course, delighted that another Honors College student at Kent...

Thousands of Kent State students work their way through Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration at Kent State. Students connect with resources and opportunities available to them.   KSU Kickoff, Kent State University’s four-day new student orientation, will take place from Aug. 19-22. Students can select from more than 50 different events from Sunday to Wednesday. KSU Kickoff helps students transition into the university community and learn about...

Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen and Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren pose for a photo after signing a shared services agreement. NEOMED will offer online graduate degree programs, starting with leadership training for practicing pharmacists On Monday, Aug. 6, Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University signed a shared services agreement that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies.  Under the agreement, Kent...

Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen and Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren pose for a photo after signing a shared services agreement. Enables NEOMED to launch its first completely online graduate degree program Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University will sign a formal agreement Monday, Aug. 6, that will enable NEOMED to offer “online” degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies.  Under the agreement, Kent State will provide technology and...

Firestone Community Learning Center student learns to operate a video camera during a class in Franklin Hall in the Kent State University College of Communication and Information. A group of sophomores from Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron  spent a week at Kent State University exploring university programs and learning more about college and careers. About the Program The program is part of Kent State’s new partnership with Akron Public Schools, in which three new college and career academies at Firestone...

Students gathered around a table With a shared mission to help the youth in Akron earn a life-changing education, Kent State University has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide LJFF’s I PROMISE students with increased resources to help prepare them for college and beyond. As part of this long-term partnership, Kent State has committed to providing...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná President Waldemiro Gremski formally signed an agreement between the two universities to launch the American Academy. Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact. The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back. “Kent State has had a huge role on me finding my identity and passion,” said Mr. Priosti,...

J.R. Campbell, professor and director of Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, will become the inaugural executive director of Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative. Kent State University Community Members:  I am pleased to announce that J.R. Campbell, professor and director of Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, will become the inaugural executive director of Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative. J.R. has distinguished himself as a strong voice for design innovation...

David James, superintendent of Akron Public Schools, gives remarks to a full room in Kent State’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools. Kent State is the latest in a growing number of area businesses and organizations that have joined hands with Akron...

David James, superintendent of Akron Public Schools, gives remarks to a full room in Kent State’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Angela Spalsbury, Ph.D., of Chesterland, Ohio, has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga in Burton, Ohio, and Kent State’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, Ohio. A Kent State alumna, Dr. Spalsbury currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and...