President and Chief Executive Officer

Todd A. Diacon, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Office of the President

Todd A. Diacon


  • B.A., Southwestern College
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Job Description

Responsible for overseeing one of the nation’s largest university systems, President Diacon leads Kent State in accomplishing its strategic goals. He monitors the overall progress of the university; confers with the Board of Trustees and executive officers to plan and initiate programs concerning organizational, operational and academic functions; coordinates functions and operations between divisions; administers universitywide strategic planning activities; develops long- and short-range goals for the university; gives final approval of university budget; represents the Board and the university at various internal and external functions; engages in fundraising and community service activities; and promotes educational, research and public service objectives and policies for Kent State. 

Direct Reports

  • President's Cabinet
  • Associate Chief of Staff, President’s Office

Contact, 330-672-2210

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