Office of the Provost

Lance Grahn, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. Grahn was chosen following a national search. He currently serves as a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Grahn begins his new appointment at Kent State Trumbull on July 1, 2015. ...

Despite obstacles, student completes public health degree online   Amanda Goodwin of Akron, Ohio, is no stranger to adversity. When she was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with a progressive liver disease that would eventually require a liver transplant. In May 2010, she had completed almost three years of nursing school and was doing really well...

It is so easy to put on, but so difficult to take off. That is why Kathy Spicer, outreach program manager at Kent State University in the Office of the Provost, turned to Facebook to lose weight. Spicer took on a weight-loss challenge created by a food editor at EatingWell magazine. In the article, Spicer shares how a high-pressure workload caused...

A new Kent State graduate poses with his family before the start of Fall Commencement ceremonies at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 13 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This fall, Kent State conferred 2,423 degrees, including 1,528 bachelor’s degrees, 448 master’s degrees, 65 doctoral degrees, 381 associate...

Office of the Provost

Class in a lecture hall in the Business Building. The Linked Courses Model is a retention strategy where a student cohort is scheduled in at least two common courses. Linked courses enable students to strengthen their academic skills, see connections across disciplines, give new students a community, and improve persistence. The Linked Courses Model is being used by many colleges such as Arts...

Class in a lecture hall in the Business Building. Inspired by the interest to create more opportunities for female entrepreneurs in the region and modeled after the recent success of the TechPint/Flashstarts “Pitcher” competition, Blackstone LaunchPad and Bad Girl Ventures are teaming up to present an evening of female mentoring and networking by offering the first-ever #GirlPower Pitch Night...

Kent State University’s efforts to help students succeed and graduate resulted in a big payoff for Northeast Ohio. The university accounted for the largest increase in the number of new graduates among colleges and universities in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Summit and Portage Counties, Ohio, contributing largely to the...

Kent State University is embarking on a campaign to motivate and assist students toward timely graduation. The university’s “Formula to Finish” initiative encourages students to register for and pass at least 15 credit hours per semester in order to graduate in two years to get their associate degree or four years for a bachelor’s degree,...

Kent State University held its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees....

Kent State University will hold its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist...