Lefton Appointed President of Kent State
Kent State University, has appointed Dr. Lester Lefton, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Tulane University, as its 11th president, effective July 1. Lefton brings to the position 34 years of experience in higher education, having served at a public institution for 25 years and at private institutions for nine.
I have greatly enjoyed Dr. Lefton as our Provost. In the interests of full disclosure, i should point out that he did appointment me as Director of the Honors Program, but I believe my support of him has been objective. He has always supported the students and the faculty while at Tulane, encouraging the deans to work hard to increase faculty salaries while also placing more resources at the disposal of organizations like Honors and the TIDEs that are vital to our students' education experience.
I wish him all the best!
(Via Kent State Site.)