Karen FettigDirector of Advancement
Kent State University at Stark
Division of Institutional Advancement
Job Description:Match the needs of the campus with the philanthropic goals of our donors so that we can accomplish our shared goals
Worked at KSU since:May 2014
Employment Prior to Kent State University:Director of Development, the University of Akron
Likes Most About Kent State University:The friendly people and great work environment
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:I have heard nothing but good things about Kent State from people I know who already worked here.
Resides in:Akron, Ohio
Education:B.A., Business and Organizational Communications with a major in Public Relations; M.A. in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Akron
Hobbies:Spending time with my kids, cooking, hiking the trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
N. J. AkbarDirector, Diversity Outreach and Development
College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services
Job Description:Direct and develop retention and recruitment initiatives for diverse students within the college. Coordinate partnerships with schools and community agencies to support our college’s diversity agenda. Assist in creating a welcoming environment within the college through programming and strategy.
Worked at KSU since:July 2009
Employment Prior to Kent State University:University of Michigan (Career Advisor and Student Conflict Resolution Assistant); Eastern Michigan University (Summer Incentive Program Supervisor and Graduate Assistant for Academic Support)
Likes Most About Kent State University:The students are amazing here. I love the students who I work with and appreciate the ways they have made me grow. My colleagues are the most supportive group of individuals that I have met as well, all of which makes coming into work exciting and worthwhile. Lastly, I like the beautiful grounds of the campus. I admire the effort and intentionality of our grounds crew to make a simple walk across campus perfect!
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:Kent State has an outstanding reputation outside Ohio. Almost everyone I speak with knows our university and of the excellence we produce in academics. Lastly, the benefits that our university offers to its employees make it a very attractive place to work.
Resides in:Stow, Ohio
Education:Ph.D. (in progress) – Cultural Foundations of Education, Kent State University; M. A. Educational Leadership for Higher Education, Eastern Michigan University; B.S. History and English for Secondary Education, Eastern Michigan University
Hobbies:Golfing, walking my dog Nyla, cooking, playing card games, buying new ties, volunteering and mentoring our young people