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New and Familiar Faces

New and Familiar Faces  

Meet new face MaryAnne Nestor, Instructional Designer, Office of Continuing and Distance Education
Meet familiar face Lashonda M. Taylor, Director, University Ceremonies, Events and Special Programs, Office of the Provost

MaryAnne Nestor

Instructional Designer
Kent Campus
Office of Continuing and Distance Education

New Face

Job Description:
Collaborate with faculty, administration and subject-matter experts to research, design and develop learner-centered educational solutions. Plan, develop and implement online programs and courses.
Worked at KSU since:
January 2014
Employment Prior to Kent State University:
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)
Likes Most About Kent State University:
I love the friendly people. From day one, I felt welcome and comfortable. I admire the drive, enthusiasm and teamwork the Kent State community puts forth to make this university the best possible.
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:
I love it here; I earned my M.Ed. from Kent State. I couldn’t imagine anywhere I would rather be.
Resides in:
Kent and Ashland, Ohio
Hometown:
High Point, North Carolina
Education:
M.Ed. Instructional Technology, Kent State University
Hobbies:
Reading about instructional design and learning theories, baking, sewing

Lashonda M. Taylor

Director, University Ceremonies, Events and Special Programs
Kent Campus
Office of the Provost

Familiar Face

Job Description:
I am responsible for overseeing the university’s largest academic events, including Commencement and Convocation. Additionally, I work with the provost on a variety of faculty initiatives. I am an active member of many university committees, and I serve as a liaison to various university offices and divisions for planning and execution of events, seminars, retreats and trainings.
Worked at KSU since:
July 2009
Employment Prior to Kent State University:
Streetsource Marketing Inc.
Likes Most About Kent State University:
The people!
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:
A close family member worked at Kent State and always made it sound like a great place to be. I also was attracted to the idea of earning a bachelor’s degree. I enrolled in classes after a year of working here and graduated three years later!
Resides in:
Akron, Ohio
Hometown:
Akron, Ohio
Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Kent State University
Hobbies:
Shopping, karaoke and transporting my two student-athletes to sports and school activities
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