KSU welcomes new VP for Kent State system integration


Nathan Ritchey

Alex Delaney-Gesing

Kent State announced its new vice president for Kent State system integration on Friday.

Nathan Ritchey, current vice president for strategic initiatives and founding dean of Edinboro University’s College of Science and Health Professions, was chosen following a nationwide search.

Prior to Edinboro University, Ritchey worked at Youngstown State University for 24 years in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as an assistant professor, associate professor, department chair, interim associate provost and director of the university’s scholars and honors program.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome a person with Nate’s talent, experience and personality to this new position,” said Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, in a university news release. “He combines a deep understanding of higher education in Ohio with best practices learned in Pennsylvania, including the creation and administration of a regional campus. (He) will guide our regional campuses in new directions, and to new levels of success.”

The responsibilities of the vice president for Kent State system integration include overseeing the administrative structure of the university’s regional campus system, as well as the development and sharing of resources among the eight campuses, according to the news release.

Ritchie will officially begin his duties on July 1.

Contact Alex Delaney-Gesing at [email protected].