President Lester A. Lefton
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Kent State University. The rich history of this extraordinary institution is marked by academic excellence and innovation; a remarkable record of meeting the evolving needs of Northeast Ohio and the nation; and a demonstrated dedication to sharing educational, cultural and recreational resources with a diversity of stakeholders on our eight campuses, across Ohio and far beyond.
With outstanding academic programs and faculty on the leading edge of their fields, undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe turn to Kent State for a world-class education. In doing so, they make Kent State a truly multicultural community and a microcosm of our global society. Most important, they enrich the lives of our students and our entire region.
I invite you to visit a Kent State campus to see for yourself how much our university community has to offer. In the meantime, I encourage you to explore our user-friendly website. Once you do, you will understand my belief that Kent State is one of the best-kept secrets in Ohio!