Kent State University names Beverly J. Warren new president

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kent State University named Beverly J. Warren as its new president today.

Warren, 65, currently provost and senior vice president at Virginia Commonwealth University, will succeed retiring President Lester A. Lefton, who has served as Kent State’s chief executive officer since July 1, 2006.

Warren has served as provost and senior vice president at VCU since 2011 and interim provost since April 2010. As the chief academic officer of the university, she is responsible for academic financial administration, academic affairs and curriculum and degree development, information technology, community programs, the offices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance and diversity advocacy, the Center for Institutional Effectiveness, the Center for Teaching Excellence, international education, the libraries, and student affairs and enrollment services.

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