Presidential Search

The Kent State University Board of Trustees has appointed Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Kent State’s executive vice president and provost, as its next university president at a special Board meeting held Monday, April 29. President-elect Diacon will begin his term as Kent State’s 13th president on July 1. He succeeds President Beverly J. Warren, who is...

The Kent State University Board of Trustees has appointed Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Kent State’s executive vice president and provost, as its next university president at a special Board meeting held Monday, April 29. President-elect Diacon will begin his term as Kent State’s 13th president on July 1. He succeeds President Beverly J. Warren, who is...

Members of the Kent State University Community: On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, we would like to express our appreciation for your thoughtful input as we begin the active phase of our national search for Kent State’s next president. Through a series of open meetings and an online survey, we have received nearly 500 comments and...

As chair of the Presidential Search Committee, it is my pleasure to provide you with this initial update on the committee’s progress in launching a comprehensive national search for Kent State’s 13th president, as authorized last week by the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Both the Board and the committee are committed to pursuing a...

The Kent State University Board of Trustees today established a comprehensive, national search to recruit and select the university’s 13th president.   Kent State President Beverly J. Warren announced in October that she will leave the role at the end of her term on July 1, 2019, after five years of exemplary service. President Warren has led...

Dear Members of the Kent State University Community, With profound affection for the Kent State community and after deep reflection, I share the news today that I will depart my position as president of Kent State on July 1, 2019, at the end of my current contract term. I will not exercise my option for an additional year as president through 2020....