- Academic Departments
- Academic Success Center
- Academic Learning Center, Columbiana Campus
- Academic Advising - Undergraduate
- Academic STARS
- Academic Testing Services
- Academic Transfer
- Accreditation, Assessment and Learning (formerly Academic Quality Improvement Project or AQIP)
- Accounting, Department of
- Accounts Payable
- Accessibility Services
- Administrative Offices
- Adult Students
- Advanced Placement Program
- Aerospace Studies/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp
- Affirmative Action Office
- Air Force ROTC
- Alma Mater
- Alumni Relations
- Animal Research
- Annual Kent State Symposium on Democracy
- Apps, Kent State
- Anthropology, Department of
- Architecture and Environmental Design, College of
- Architect's Office
- Army ROTC
- Art, School of
- Art Education
- Arts and Sciences, College of
- Arts, College of the
- Ashtabula Campus
Visionary leaders for Kent State’s bright future
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:
- Administration (PDF) (President's Cabinet and Decanal Leadership)
- Academics (PDF) (Office of the Provost Organizational Chart)
The president, along with the Kent State University Board of Trustees, oversee the functions of executive officers who manage the university’s divisions.
Meet the Administration
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.
KAREN B. CLARKE
Senior Vice President
University Relations builds a distinctive national brand for Kent State through system-wide strategic communications, integrated marketing, and corporate and community outreach. Learn more about the Division of University Relations.
BUSINESS & FINANCE
MARK M. POLATAJKO
Senior Vice President
Responsible for the financial, human resource 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.
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.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
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.
Research & Sponsored Programs
PAUL E. DiCORLETO
The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs helps faculty and staff secure external funding to support their research and instructional and public service projects. Learn more about the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Government & Community Relations
Responsible for facilitating university relationships and advancing university priorities at the federal, state and local levels of government and with the communities served by the university and its Regional Campuses. Learn more about the Government & Community Relations.
SHAY DAVIS LITTLE
Provides leadership to institutional efforts aimed at enhancing the cocurricular lives of students, complementing the academic mission and supporting student success. Learn more about the Division of Student Affairs.
EDWARD G. MAHON
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Responsible for the enterprisewide architecture and operations of the information technology systems in place at Kent State University, as well as the overall vision for the university's information technology environment in the future. Learn more about the Division of Information Services.
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.
Vice President for Kent State System Integration
Responsible for the oversight of the university’s seven Regional Campuses. Reporting to the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, he also serves on the President’s Cabinet.
STEPHEN G. SOKANY
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.
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.
F. Jack Witt III
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.