Kent State University announces plans for national president search

Kent State University announces plans for national president search
(Source: Kent State Website)

KENT, OH (WOIO) - The search begins for a new president at Kent State University.

The Kent State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to begin the search and released the details in an university press release.

The current president, Beverly Warren announced in October she was stepping down at the end of her term on July 1, 2019.

At the Board’s business meeting on Dec. 5, trustees publicly expressed their commitment "to identify and recruit a highly qualified successor who best embodies the skills and characteristics required to elevate Kent State at this time in its history,” according to the release.

A Presidential Search Committee will be comprised of faculty, students, administrators, trustees, alumni and community.

The university is launching a presidential search website that will include an online survey inviting people to offer feedback on the search.

Warren served five years as president.

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