Success Story

A singer performs on stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 49th annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, served...

President-elect Todd Diacon 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...

J.R. Campbell, executive director of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State, speaks during the construction launch event for the Design Innovation Hub. 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...

Legendary journalist Bob Woodward will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the university’s Presidential Speaker Series. (Photo credit: Lisa Berg) UPDATED 4/1/19: Originally scheduled for the Kent Student Center Ballroom, please note that this event has been moved to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). He has reported on nine U.S. presidencies, immersing himself in their decision-making, priorities, wars and economic policy. He has won nearly every American journalism...

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. In his new role, Dr. Lehman will bring together researchers from a wide variety of disciplines at Kent State and throughout Northeast Ohio whose work seeks to...

Kent State University College of Nursing juniors (from left) Aaliyah Davis, Adam Roman and Christina Hansen serve their clinical rotations at University Hospitals of Cleveland. University Hospitals and Kent State University are joining forces to address the ongoing nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through a new nursing education initiative that will increase the number of baccalaureate-degreed nurses who enter the workforce each year. This program will better meet the needs of students, employers and the community and...

Julian Edelman in the NFL Julian Edelman capped off Super Bowl LIII with a victory for the New England Patriots and claimed the highest honor awarded to a player during the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The former Kent State University quarterback and proud alumnus was named the Most Valuable Player of this year’s Super Bowl, becoming the first...

Angela Rye meets with Kent State students prior to her keynote speech at the university’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, served as the keynote speaker at Kent State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, joined the university in celebrating the life and...

Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s on its 2019 Best Online MBA Programs list. Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s on its 2019 Best Online MBA Programs list. Kent State’s Online MBA program ranks 90th in the country and 66th among public institutions. This is the first year Kent State was eligible to be ranked since its program...

Herb Page stands on golf course in front of foliage with golf bag filled with clubs The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that Herb Page, Kent State University’s director of golf and men’s golf head coach, has been selected for 2019 induction into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. With his induction, Coach Page becomes the 25th person inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame’s builder category and...