President's Messages

Office of the President

Dear Members of the Kent State Community: This is my favorite time of year! Soon we will gather to celebrate the many successes of our graduating students. Earning a college degree is the culmination of years of hard work, and I am proud that Kent State will be awarding more than 5,300 degrees this spring. We will honor those accomplishments on May...

Dear Members of the Kent State University Community, Each semester holds new possibilities for us at Kent State, and this term has already proven to be a busy and productive one.  One spring semester event that is always a memorable occasion is our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. This year's speaker was author and Kent State alumna...

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Dear Members of the Kent State University Community, As we approach Thanksgiving week, it is a special time for each of us to acknowledge our gratitude for those whose contributions enrich our lives and the communities we serve. I am especially grateful for the privilege of working in such a caring community of students, faculty, staff and...

Dear Kent State Students: One of my favorite things as President is to welcome and meet all of our students each fall. That is especially true when I see the newest of our Kent State family moving into the residence halls, exploring campus and the city of Kent, and getting ready for classes. Whether you are spending your first days here, or you...

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Dear Members of the Kent State University Community: It is hard to believe we have crossed the threshold into the 2018 fiscal year; time is flying by this summer! The campus is alive with the energy and enthusiasm of students and parents participating in Destination Kent State, and we are seeing exciting news from our faculty-led education-abroad...

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Dear Members of the Kent State University Community: We have reached that time in the academic year when each day and week seems to pass with increasing speed. As we attempt to capture and relish every moment and opportunity, I am reminded that we are also nearing the completion of year two of our six-year vision, A Strategic Roadmap to a...

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Dear Members of the Kent State University Community:   As we approach the midpoint of the semester, I write today to thank you for your continued efforts to advance our work together and to provide an update on issues central to the university's success. State Budget Proposal Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to offer testimony before...

House Higher Education Subcommittee President Beverly Warren, Kent State University, Testimony Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Chairman Perales, Ranking Member Ramos and members of the House Higher Education Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to present testimony today on House Bill 49. My name is Beverly Warren, president of Kent State...

Dear Members of the Kent State University Community: Late Friday, President Trump issued an executive order titled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States" that restricts individuals from seven countries from entering the United States. The order, which suspends visas for nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,...

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Dear Members of the Kent State Community: Earlier this week, we invited members of the Kent State University community to open presentations on the results of our campus climate study. I offer sincere gratitude to everyone who was able to make attending or viewing one of these presentations a priority within your very busy schedules. The levels of...