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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Eboni Pringle, dean of University College at Kent State University.

Kent State prepares for incoming freshmen

Taylor Gay Reporter June 16, 2021

A post-pandemic world is slowly but surely becoming a reality and Kent State is moving with the times. Welcoming their incoming freshman class in the fall, the faculty and staff are working to help where...

Regional Campus Enrollment Data

Applications numbers at Kent State Regional Campuses increase

Olivia Futo Reporter April 7, 2021

Applications for Kent State regional campuses increased from last semester and retention of students has stabilized due to the persistence and dedication to maintaining strong relationships between faculty...

CCI Dean Amy Reynolds (left), CCI Student Recruitment Specialist Debra Lamm (top right) and CCI Assistant Dean Matt Rollyson (bottom right).

Arts, Communication and Information undergraduate programs see decrease in spring enrollment

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 22, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 have led some students to take a semester off and some have considered other options, overall leading some programs to see a decrease in enrollment. The College of Communication...

Graphic: Grad Program Enrollment

Aeronautics, architecture graduate programs see large increases in graduate program enrollment

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 6, 2021

With the university releasing spring 2021 enrollment numbers, the colleges at Kent State review what this means for them within their graduate programs. The College of Aeronautics & Engineering and...

Mary Parker is the vice president for enrollment management at Kent State University. 

University discusses projections, future plans after releasing spring enrollment numbers

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter February 12, 2021

Spring 2021 enrollment numbers were originally projected to be 10 percent down from Spring 2020 for the main campus, but enrollment only dropped by 3.3 percent. Vice President of Enrollment Mary Parker...


Samuel Corum January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital...

Gail Pavliga, member elect of the Ohio House of Representatives. She will represent Ohio House District 75.

Incoming Ohio state legislators talk about aid for universities

Bronwyn Wain Reporter December 14, 2020

For two incoming Ohio state legislators, an important task will be to address public universities and their financial well-being as they enter office in the middle of a pandemic.Rep. Gail Pavliga and Sen....

Board of Trustees approves budget, addresses enrollment

Troy Pierson Reporter September 16, 2020

Kent State held its Board of Trustees business meeting this afternoon to discuss and vote on agenda items that included the fiscal year 2021 budget, the establishment of new majors and the approval of...

Student enrollment drops 3.1% for fall semester

Student retention and graduation rates are all on the rise going into the fall 2020 semester. “Back in April, we were thinking [enrollment] was going to be 20% down, and that’s what we were planning...

President Todd Diacon meets with Student Media representatives on Oct. 15, 2019. 

Q and A with President Todd Diacon

KentWired Staff October 16, 2019

Members of the KentWired staff sat down with Kent State President Todd Diacon to ask him some questions about his first year as president. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.KENTWIRED:...

Mary Parker

Q&A with Mary Parker, the new VP of enrollment management

Lauren Sasala January 27, 2019

Editor’s note: Some changes have been made to the transcript for clarity.The following is a Q&A with Mary Parker, the first vice president of enrollment management for Kent State, who started this...

Katie Kintop, a junior marketing major, transferred to Kent State from the University of Akron.

In the midst of enrollment decline, Kent State looks for transfer students to fill the gaps

Morgan Hallam September 30, 2018

Faced with a declining number of Ohio high school graduates, Kent State is pursuing more transfer students by working with community colleges in the area, creating new scholarships, advertising out of...

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