Kent State University — Vice President for University Communications and Marketing

Kent State University seeks a creative, experienced, strategic and high-energy communication leader to serve as its next Vice President for University Communications and Marketing. 

With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, the College of Podiatric Medicine and academic sites in major world cities including New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s and the nation’s leading public research universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource reaching far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. Kent State boasts a population of more than 32,000 students, 5,700 full- and part-time faculty and staff members, and 262,000 alumni worldwide. Its Kent Campus, which has a student body of 27,000, is located in Kent, a vibrant city of 30,000 within the greater Cleveland-Akron metropolitan area.

Minimum qualifications include: a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in leadership and management of communications and marketing organization and/or strategy. Experience in higher education is preferred. 

A complete position profile including the full list of attributes, qualifications, and key opportunities, as well as application requirements, may be found at www.kent.edu/vp-ucm-search. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2021. Documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law.

Questions, requests for information, and nominations may be directed to the search coordinator, Dr. Charlene Reed, Vice President and University Secretary, creed2@kent.edu.

Kent State University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 

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