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Executive Chef for Kent State Campus Executive Chef, Billy Edmondson, won first place at the 2020 NACUFS Midwest Culinary Challenge. The event took place at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana this past weekend. Chef Billy battled other competitors while he cooked and prepared the winning dish, Jerk Cornish Hen with Hash topped with Pickled Slaw.  Chef Billy...

Executive Chef for Kent State Kent State University is pleased to announce Randale L. Richmond as our next director of athletics. Richmond was selected following a national search and returns to a familiar setting. “Randale Richmond embodies our Kent State commitment to graduating student-athletes and to winning championships, in that...

A Kent State University exploratory student and her mentor meet in the learning community dedicated to exploratory students in February 2020. Kent State University’s Exploratory Program in University College has been awarded two prestigious national awards for its work with exploratory students.  NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) has selected Kent State’s Exploration Plan – Major Action Plan program as the 2021 NASPA Excellence Bronze Award winner...

Kenneth Cole image and event information The visionary global fashion designer and activist Kenneth Cole is named as the Kent State University School of Fashion’s 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee.  In its 32nd year, the prestigious award celebrates the outstanding contribution to fashion made by an individual. The accolade honors the unique qualities of their leadership. It champions the...

A Kent State University student conducts research in a lab during spring 2018. The state of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education announced Monday, April 5, that Kent State University has been awarded Choose Ohio First grants totaling $3.5 million to support students in the critical fields of science (including health professions), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Among the 57 Ohio colleges and...

Ken Cushner presenting to retirees 2016 Similar to graduating students who become alumni, retired Kent State University faculty and staff wish to stay connected to the university. These employees care about the institution and the Kent State community, and they want to see it thrive. One way retired Kent State community members stay informed is through the Kent State University Retirees...

Kent State University sign on Front Campus Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16. Van Dulmen has been serving as interim associate provost for academic affairs...

Kent State University students in LaunchNET Kent State office in spring 2019 Thanks to the renewal of its key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State University community. Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced an award of up to $350,000 will be granted to support the LaunchNET initiative at Kent State through June 2023. ...

The University Library is located in the heart of the Kent State University campus. U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State University in the top 20 Best Library and Information Studies Programs in the country in its 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Kent State is the only Ohio institution included in this ranking. Overall, Kent State is recognized in 12 new national rankings in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate...

Theatre students perform Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is ranked #50 on Study.com's list of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degree programs in the United States. In addition to this national ranking, the School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two theatre programs from the state of Ohio on the list. In its rankings, Study.com assesses hundreds of...