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Company Overview of Kent State University

Company Overview

Kent State University is an educational institution that offers academic research programs focusing on certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. The institution provides degrees in arts, sciences, communication and information, health and human services, and technology. Additionally, it offers courses in nursing, financial engineering, and digital sciences. Kent State University was formerly known as The Kent State Normal School and changed its name in 1935. The institution was founded in 1910 and is based in Kent, Ohio.

1500 Horning Road

Kent, OH 44242

United States

Founded in 1910



Key Executives for Kent State University

Dean of Kent State’s College of Public Health
Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Trustee
General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President for University Relations and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Kent State University Key Developments

Kent State University Announces Executive Appointments

Kent State University announced that Susan Stocker, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga, located in Burton, Ohio, and Kent State's Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, effective Aug. 20, 2016. Stocker has led the Ashtabula Campus as dean and chief administrative officer since 2001 and will continue in this role. She also served as interim dean of the Regional College since 2015. Stocker replaces Jarrod Tudor, Ph.D., who served as interim dean and dean of Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center since 2015. Tudor announced his resignation effective Aug. 19, 2016.

Kent State University Appoints Nathan Ritchey as Vice President for Kent State System Integration

Kent State University has appointed a new vice president to oversee the university’s seven regional campuses. Nathan Ritchey will serve as vice president for Kent State System Integration. He is currently vice president for strategic initiatives and founding dean of the College of Science and Health Professions at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He will begin at Kent State on July 1. He will be based at the main campus and earn $225,000 a year. Ritchey will be the senior officer responsible for the oversight of the university’s regional campuses, in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas counties. He will also serve on the president’s Cabinet. Ritchey will assess the administrative structure of the regional campus system, the university said. He will develop ways to share resources and academic programs and find cost-savings measures. He will also work with the communities where the campuses are located to foster partnerships and economic development.

Kent State University Appoints Denise Seachrist to Serve as Dean and Chief Administrative Officer

Kent State University at Stark has selected Denise Seachrist to serve as dean and chief administrative officer. Seachrist served as director of Kent State's School of Music from 2008-2014. She served several other leadership positions at different Kent locations. In her new position, which began on February 1, 2016, she will report to the provost or his designee until the vice president for Kent State System Integration is appointed.

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