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Kent State University's Board of Trustees will meet this morning to elect a successor to retiring President Lester Lefton.
Board of Trustees chair Jane Murphy Timken, in an announcement to the Kent State community, said, "The board will discuss our recommendation at today’s public meeting at 10 a.m. in the Rockwell Hall Atrium, followed by a vote on the nomination of the next university president."
The meeting will be followed by a press conference with the president-designate.
"Many of you have anticipated the conclusion of the search and the opportunity to meet the person who will lead the university forward, and I am pleased to report that day will be today," Timken said. "I’m confident that the board is making the right choice to continue the bold vision Dr. Lester A. Lefton has put into action since his work began more than seven years ago."
Timken continued, "There will be many opportunities for you to get to know the president-elect on a personal level and to welcome our next president to the Kent State family. Later this afternoon, there will be another opportunity for faculty, staff, students and alumni to meet and greet the president-elect at the Schwebel Room on the third floor of the Kent Student Center from 3 to 5 p.m.
"We expect the president-elect to visit periodically between now and the July 1 start date so that faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors and our community partners can each have a chance to speak with our next president."