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KentWired

The archway sits on side of Kent State University Campus.

Board of Trustees approves budget for upcoming school year, increases tuition for incoming freshman class

Michael Neenan, Reporter May 23, 2024

The Board of Trustees approved a budget of $703.6 million for the fiscal year 2025, an increase of 2.3% or $16.1 million from the 2024 fiscal year budget of $687.5 million.  With the budget’s passage,...

Haley Dees speaking at a 2024 spring commencement ceremony.

Undergraduate Student Trustee shares her experience on the Board of Trustees

Michael Neenan, Reporter May 21, 2024

Former undergraduate trustee Haley Dees came to Kent State as an aerospace and aeronautics engineering major before completing a two-year term with the Board of Trustees this month. The Board of Trustees...

A wall art of wings is located between the Student Center and the M.A.C.C. on Kent State’s campus.

Board of Trustees approves new majors, says goodbye to two members

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter March 7, 2024

The Board of Trustees approved four new majors for Fall 2024 at its meeting Wednesday, pending approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The majors include a Bachelor of Arts in Applied...

Larry Macon Jr. is the newest member added to the university’s Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees welcomes Larry Macon Jr., two new members in 2023

Michael Neenan, Reporter December 15, 2023

Larry Macon Jr. said he will bring his expertise of knowing how universities operated before the COVID-19 pandemic and how universities can move forward in a post-pandemic world to his new role as a Board...

The School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities is located in Bowman Hall. The school offers international relations, paralegal studies, Latin American studies, LGBTQ studies and other academic programs centered around multidisciplinary.  

Board of Trustees approves new cyber-criminology major

Michael Neenan, Reporter December 7, 2023

The Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a new cyber-criminology major Wednesday, which will start in the fall 2024 semester. Cyber-criminology is the study of how crimes are accomplished...

Board of Trustees cuts tuition costs for Podiatric Medicine Students

Michael Neenan, Reporter September 20, 2023

The Board of Trustees (BOT) approved an action Wednesday afternoon reducing the tuition for in-state podiatric medicine students by 30%.  Ohio residents will see a decrease of nearly $14,000 per year...

Board of Trustees approves increases to base salaries for full-time, non-tenure faculty

Full-time, non-tenure track faculty will receive a 3.5% increase to their base salary this academic year, the university's Board of Trustees approved in a six-minute special meeting Thursday. With the...

Kent State President Todd Diacon, along with trustees and administrators, applaud the placement of last beam of Crawford Hall on June 28, 2023.

Board of Trustees approve tuition rates, attend Crawford topping out ceremony

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2023

The Board of Trustees voted to approve tuition, room and meal plan rates for incoming freshmen at their business meeting Wednesday. After the meeting, the trustees, administrators and others watched the...

Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee to propose investments at Kent State Airport, new capital projects

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2023

The Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee agreed to recommend investing in an airport runway project and new training aircraft for aeronautics students at its committee meeting Wednesday....

Finance and Administration Committee recommends four capital projects, podiatric medicine tuition raise

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter March 3, 2023

Four university construction projects and increasing tuition for the College of Podiatric Medicine were the focus of the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Administration Committee meeting Friday. The...

Board of Trustees honors donors, approves new Peace and Conflict Studies master’s degree

Grace Springer, Reporter December 7, 2022

The board of trustees passed a sweeping agenda at their meeting Wednesday, including increasing budgets on capital projects, honoring donors in naming actions and approving a new master’s degree in peace...

Finance and Administration Committee to hold energy auction, recommend budget increases for capital projects

Grace Springer, Reporter November 30, 2022

The Board of Trustees’ Finance and Administration Committee met virtually Tuesday to discuss budget increases for capital projects, renewing electricity contracts and reports from the Investment Committee. The...

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