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Kent State Library
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Administration

Excellence in Action: Starts at the Top

Kent State University comprises eight unique campuses, various college academic 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.

Quickly access these organizational charts:

University Leadership

President Beverly Warren

PRESIDENT

BEVERLY WARREN

The president, along with the Kent State University Board of Trustees, oversee the functions of executive officers who manage the university’s divisions. View the full administrative organizational chart. Learn more about the Office of the President.

Meet the Administration

  • Todd A. Diacon

    ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

    TODD A. DIACON

    Provost & Senior Vice President

    Responsible 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. View the academic organizational chart.   Learn more about the Office of the Provost.

  • Gregg S. Floyd

    BUSINESS & FINANCE

    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.

  • Alfreda Brown

    DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

    ALFREDA BROWN

    Vice President

    Maximizing 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 and Inclusion.

  • Dr. Shay Davis Little

    ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT & STUDENT AFFAIRS

    SHAY DAVIS LITTLE

    Interim Vice President

    Provides 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 Management & Student Affairs.

  • Willis Walker

    GENERAL COUNSEL

    Vice President

    HUMAN RESOURCES

    Interim Vice President

    WILLIS WALKER

    Serves as the legal representative for the university and provides legal advice and guidance on university-related matters to employees and departments. Learn more about the Division of General Counsel.

    In addition, he oversees the division that comprises Benefits, Communications, Compensation, Employee/Labor Relations, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, HR Outreach & Initiatives, Records, Talent Acquisition and Training & Development. Learn more about the Division of Human Resources.

  • Edward G. Mahon

    INFORMATION SERVICES

    EDWARD G. MAHON

    Vice President

    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.

  • Jeff McLain

    INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

    JEFF MCLAIN

    Vice President & Executive Director, KSU Foundation

    Promoting 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.

  • Iris Harvey

    UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

    IRIS HARVEY

    Vice President & Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

    University 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.

  • Joel Nielsen

    INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

    JOEL NIELSEN

    Athletic Director

    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 the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Charlene K. Reed

    CHIEF OF STAFF

    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 external agencies. Learn more about the Board of Trustees.

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