The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 3, 2014

New KSU president spends first days on job in Ashtabula County

The new president of Kent State University spent her first two days on the job in Ashtabula County.

Dr. Beverly Warren became Kent State University’s 12th president on Tuesday and spent her first day with students, faculty and staff of Kent State’s Ashtabula Campus. On Wednesday, she met with members of the local hospitality and wine industries at Ferrante Winery for a luncheon and tour of the facility.

Warren said she is so impressed with the sense of community in Ashtabula County.

“It doesn’t matter if I am with faculty, students or local business leaders, the sense of family is really at the core of why people live, work and play in Ashtabula County,” she said.

Warren said she considers Kent State University as one university rather than one main campus and several outer regional campuses.

Warren said she is not from northeast Ohio and did not graduate from Kent State, but in a short amount of time, she has fallen in love with the university.

“We are one university and we are important to the communities we serve,” she said. “Ashtabula is the perfect example of the university being an anchor to the community.”

Warren said she saw her first Lake Erie sunset Tuesday night and it is something she will never forget.

“I don’t think it will be my last Lake Erie sunset, but it will be one I remember forever,” she said. “It was the perfect way to end my first day.”

Prior to coming to Kent State, Warren had served as provost and senior vice president at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2011. Before joining VCU, Warren held faculty positions at Smith College in Massachusetts; Auburn University in Alabama; Appalachian State University in North Carolina; and Lander University in South Carolina.

While Warren said it is a bit early to determine her plans for the university, she said she wants KSU to be an engaged university and one that is seen as a university that cares about the communities it serves.

I see a rich opportunity to realize the hopes and dreams we have for the future of this region,” she said.

 

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