Top finalists announced for VP search

Karl Schneider

Candidates began presenting and interviewing for the vice president for Kent State system integration position this week.

Three candidates are being considered: Mark Arant, Ronald Williams and Nathan Ritchey.

Arant is the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University. He presented on Monday. His resume can be found online along with his evaluation survey.

Williams will present on May 2 from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the KIVA. Williams is the interim vice president for student affairs at Western Illinois University. His presentation will be streamed online. His resume and evaluation survey can also be found online.

Ritchey will present on May 5 from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. at the Governance Chambers. Ritchey is the vice president for strategic initiatives at Porreco College and was the founding dean of the College of Science and Health Professions at Edinboro University. His resume can be found online, along with his candidate evaluation survey. His presentation will be streamed online.

“I invite and encourage you to attend the following public presentations and provide your input through the surveys below,” Provost Todd Diacon wrote in a university-wide email. “Each of the public presentations will also be live-streamed.”

Karl Schneider is an administration reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].