Excellence in Action: Starts at the Top
Kent State University comprises eight unique campuses, various college disciplinary programs and many graduate and interdisciplinary programs. Learn more about the divisions and business units that make Kent State University one of the top universities in Ohio.
Meet the Administration
Academic Affairs IMAGE: Todd A. Diacon
Todd A. Diacon
Provost & Senior Vice President
Responsibility for academic units, including colleges, schools, departments and Regional Campuses. Each of these units operates in accordance with Kent State’s educational and public service mission. Access an organizational listing. Learn more about the Office of the Provost.
Business & Finance IMAGE: Gregg S. Floyd
Gregg S. Floyd
Senior Vice President
Responsible for the financial and physical operations of the university and maintaining a safe and peaceful environment, with values based on principles of respect, integrity, service and commitment.
Learn more about the Division of Business and Finance.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion IMAGE: Alfreda Brown
Vice PresidentMaximizing individual and collective contributions, while creating an environment welcoming diversity of thought, continuous personal growth, academic attainment and above average achievement.
Learn more about the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
IMAGE: Greg Jarvie
Enrollment Management &
Vice PresidentProviding leadership to institutional efforts aimed at enhancing the co-curricular lives of students, complementing the academic mission and supporting student success.
Learn more about the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs.
IMAGE: Willis Walker
General Counsel &
Vice PresidentServing as the legal representative for the university and provides legal advice and guidance on university-related matters to employees and departments.
Learn more about University Counsel.
Human Resources IMAGE: Joseph S. Vitale, Jr.
Joseph S. Vitale Jr.
Interim Vice President
Comprised of Benefits, Communications, Compensation, Employee and Labor Relations, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Human Resource Outreach and Initiatives, Records, Talent Acquisition and Training and Development. Learn more about the Division of Human Resources.
Information Services IMAGE: Edward G. Mahon
Edward G. Mahon
Dedicated to serving the university's students, staff, alumni and faculty, providing connectivity, devices and security with support and training by phone, online and in person.
Learn more about the Division of Information Services.
Institutional Advancement IMAGE: Eugene J. Finn
Eugene J. Finn
Vice President & Executive Director, KSU FoundationPromoting awareness among Kent State University benefactors of the impact their contributions make to the growth and future success of the university.
Learn more about the Division of Institutional Advancement.
IMAGE: W. Grant McGimpsey
Research & Sponsored Programs
W. Grant McGimpsey
Vice PresidentFocusing on the major global challenges we face as a society: healthcare, energy and sustainability. Enriching lives through our cultural and artistic endeavors, while educating the next generation of educators. Learn more about the Division of Research.
IMAGE: Iris Harvey
Vice President & Chief Marketing & Communications OfficerUniversity Relations promotes and markets the university's identity, as Kent State serves the region and world through teaching, research and outreach.
Learn more about the Division of University Relations.
Intercollegiate Athletics IMAGE: Joel Nielson
Kent State’s athletics program includes baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
Learn more about Intercollegiate Athletics.
Chief of Staff IMAGE: Charlene K. Reed
Charlene K. Reed
Vice President & University Secretary
Responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the president and Board of Trustees, while also facilitating communications between the university and
Learn more about the Board of Trustees.