Welcome to the Office of Institutional Advancement for the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. We know that choosing to support a cause is a very personal decision. Your support will enhance the educational experiences of our students while funding projects and initiatives that have personal meaning for you. Whether you would like to make a gift directly to the College of EHHS or to a specific program, endow a student scholarship, fund a graduate assistantship, or enable students to study abroad, we are here to assist in the process.
Our office provides a wealth of opportunities to give back to KSU. Methods of support vary depending on what works for you and your family and include more than contributions. Donations of appreciated securities, real estate, bequests, trust or annuities are all effective ways to support Kent State University. We have a host of information to help you make the choice that works for you.
Please feel free to contact us for assistance or to answer any questions you have. We enjoy hearing from alumni and look forward to working with you. If you have a few minutes, update your contact information with KSU.
Steve Hawthorne, Director of Institutional Advancement in the College of EHHS, has been with Kent State University for the past three years. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Gannon University, and he is a graduate of Leadership Hudson and the United Way Neighborhood Leadership Institute of Summit County. In his free time he run races, including 100-mile endurance runs.
Lauren Jaeger, Associate Director of Advancement for the College of EHHS, joined Kent State University in February 2013 after relocating to the area from Buffalo, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Public Relations and a master's degree in Executive Leadership and Change from Daemen College. In her spare time Lauren enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband Michael and their dog Riley. She also enjoys doing anything creative whether it be cooking, sewing, decorating, or painting.