Back to the President
of the University



Centennial Commission Report & Recommendations

Centennial Commission Background and Summary

Futurist Faith Popcorn Forecasts 'Clicking' in Kent's Future Plans

A Letter from Linda Allard, Chair of the Commission

National and
Global Presence

Centennial Commission Task Force Purpose Statements & Commission Structure

Kent State University
Centennial Commission

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Linda Allard `62
Commission Chair
Design Director
Ellen Tracy
New York, NY

Carol A. Cartwright
President
Kent State University
Kent, OH


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

James M. Biggar
Chairman & CEO
GlenCairn Corp.
Beachwood, OH

Theodore V. Boyd
Chairman
Beaverkettle Company Inc.
Canton, OH

Vincent A. Chiarucci `51
President & COO, Retired
Figgie International Inc.
Pepper Pike, OH

R. Douglas Cowan `64
Chairman, President, & CEO
Davey Tree Expert Company
Kent, OH

Rod F. Dammeyer `62
Managing Director
Equity Group Investments Inc.
Chicago, IL

David J. Farris `60
President & CEO
Beneficial Management Corp.
Peapack, NJ

John F. Fiedler `60
Chairman & CEO
Borg-Warner Automotive Inc.
Chicago, IL

Samir G. Gibara
CEO, Chairman, & President
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Akron, OH

Joseph T. Gorman `59
Chairman & CEO
TRW Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Donald M. Henderson
Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh
Naples, FL

Norbert John Hobrath `80
President
Hobrath Press Inc.
North Royalton, OH

Douglas W. McNeill `68
President
Case Pomeroy Properties
Jacksonville, FL

Alicia Metcalf Miller
Novelist & Book Critic
Sante Fe, NM

Ronald A. Pizzuti `62
Chairman & CEO
Pizzuti Inc.
Columbus, OH

William B. Risman
Chairman
Realtek Industries Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Clarence D. Rogers `61
Assistant General Manager for Legal Affairs
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, OH

Jacqueline F. Woods
President & CEO
Ameritech Ohio
Cleveland, OH


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMISSION
Mark D. Lindemood
Vice President for University
Relations & Development
Kent State University
Kent, OH


CENTENNIAL COMMISSIONERS

John Adornetto '68
Senior Vice President
Westfield Companies
Westfield Center, OH
Learning Technologies

William A. Akerstrom '68
President
Acadia Corporation
Chicago, IL
Values, Identity, And Communications

Ann G. Allan
Emeritus Professor of Library Science
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Linda Allard '62
Design Director
Ellen Tracy
New York, NY
Centennial Commission Chair

David A. Allen
Dean, Kent Trumbull
Kent State University
Warren, OH
Internal Co-Chair
Partnerships and Collaborations

Alan R. Ambuske '69, '76
President
HFP/Ambuske Architects Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Academic Quality

Ray A. Andreas '66, '68
Vice President/Worldwide Integration
Lubrizol Corporation
Wickliffe, OH
Academic Quality

Cynthia Andrews
Business Unit Executive/Great Lakes Area
IBM
Cleveland, OH
Learning Technologies

Julie Anixter
Director of Products and Services
Wyncom Incorporated
Lexington, KY
Learning Technologies

David R. Archibald '73, '78
Senior Vice President/Corporate Marketing Director
Huntington Bancshares Inc.
Columbus, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Nancy S. Arthur '63
Owner and Manager
The Works Inc.
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Clifford S. Bailey '93
Theatre Historian
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

W. Douglas Bannerman
Executive Vice President
National City Corporation
Cleveland, OH
Learning Technologies

Bonnie K. Barenholtz
Owner and Director of Public Relations
The Country Inn at Walden
Aurora, OH
Academic Quality

C. Joseph Barnette '63
President
Kapco
Kent, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Calvert V. Batton '50
Senior Vice President, Retired
Maytag
Canton, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Harvey J. Bazaar '62
Senior Partner
Coopers & Lybrand
New York, NY
Learning Technologies

Jay S. Bendis '68
President
Transfer Technology Consultants
Akron, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

T. N. Bhargava
Executive Vice President
Portage Travel Service
Kent, OH
Learning Technologies

James M. Biggar
Chairman & CEO
GlenCairn Corporation
Beachwood, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Robert L. Billingslea '64
Corporate Director/Urban Affairs
Walt Disney Company
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Partnerships and Collaborations

Carmela A. Black '62
Global Account Manager, Retired
AT&T
Santa Ana, CA
Student Recruitment and Retention

Robert W. Blakemore '50
Partner
Blakemore Meeker Varian Bowler & Henretta C.O., L.P.A.
Akron, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

James L. Blank
Director, School of Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Albert I. Borowitz
Attorney, Retired
Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
Cleveland, OH
Academic Quality

Candace P. Bowen
Director, Scholastic Media Programs
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Theodore V. Boyd
Chairman
Beaverkettle Company Inc.
Canton, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Howard T. Boyle
President
Home Savings Bank
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Alan G. Brant
President and CEO
Second National Bank
Warren, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

John J. Braun '65
Architect
Braun & Steidl Architects Inc.
Akron, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Ann Amer Brennan
Partner
Amer Cunningham & Brennan L.P.A.
Akron, OH
Academic Quality

John S. Brinzo '64
President and CEO
Cleveland Cliffs Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Learning Technologies

Robert R. Broadbent
Consultant
Broadbent and Associates
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Doris B. Brown '56
Realtor
Century 21 Smiles Realty Inc.>
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Karen W. Budd
Associate Professor of Nursing
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Learning Technologies

Robert M. Carter
Partner
Carter & Associates
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Carol A. Cartwright
President
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Executive Committee Member

Vincent A. Chiarucci '51
President, Retired
Figgie International Inc.
Pepper Pike, OH
Learning Technologies

Edward P. Core '53
President
Window Systems Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
Student Recruitment and Retention

R. Douglas Cowan '64
Chairman, President, & CEO
Davey Tree Expert Company
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Steven P. Cress '72
President
Unisource
North Canton, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Pat Crisci '74
Emeritus Professor/Associate Director
Systems Effectiveness Trainers
Hudson, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Theodore Curtis '59
Architect
TC & Associates
Scottsdale, AZ
Partnerships and Collaborations

Rod F. Dammeyer '62
Managing Director
Equity Group Investments Inc.
Learning Technologies

Geneva M. Damron '68, '84
Superintendent, Retired
Springfield Local Schools
Akron, OH
Academic Quality

Donald A. Denkhaus '69
Partner
Arthur Andersen CPAs
Miami, FL
Learning Technologies

Janet E. Dix '71, '76
Psychologist
Western Reserve Psychological Associates
Stow, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications


Marlene R. Dorsey '80
Dean, College of Continuing Studies
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Internal Co-Chair
Student Recruitment and Retention

John L. Dotson
President and Publisher
Akron Beacon Journal
Akron, OH
Academic Quality


Priscilla L. Drach
Director of Children's Services, Retired
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Silver Lake, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Lynne S. Dragomier '72
Vice President, Administration
The Hoover Company
North Canton, OH
External Co-Chair
Values, Identity, and Communications

Ann Marie Dunning '65
President
Ann M. Dunning AIA Inc.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

John D. Farrell '52
Vice President of Sales, Retired
Massillon Container Company
Navarre, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

David J. Farris '60
President & CEO
Beneficial Management Corporation
Peapack, NJ
Student Recruitment and Retention

Richard C. Fedorovich
Managing Partner
Bober Markey & Co. CPA
Akron, OH
Academic Quality

Richard Feinberg
Professor of Anthropology
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Rocky Felice '76
Vice President of Human Resources
The Limited Inc.
Columbus, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Barry E. Fetterman '74, '76
Principal Portfolio Manager
Sirach Capital Management Inc.
Seattle, WA
Learning Technologies

John F. Fiedler '60
Chairman & CEO
Borg-Warner Automotive Inc.
Chicago, IL
Academic Quality

Lee N. Fiedler '63
President
The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company
Cumberland, MD
Learning Technologies

Sandra S. Fishel '62, '64
President
Suburban Medical Laboratory
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Academic Quality

Ronnie L. Fitzwater '76
Retired
Dublin, OH
Academic Quality

John J. Flynn
Attorney/Partner
Flynn & Paoloni
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

William E. Ford
Goodyear Executive Professor, Retired
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Blanford W. Fuller '59, '68
Assistant Director
Ohio Educational Telecommunications
Columbus, OH
Learning Technologies

Eugene C. Gartland Jr.
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Robert J. Gasser '54
Consultant
John Gasser & Son Jewelers
Canton, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Margarette T. Ghee '71, '73
Chairperson for Parole Board
State of Ohio
Columbus, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Samir G. Gibara
CEO, Chairman, & President
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Akron, OH
Learning Technologies

Fred L. Gissendaner '67, '77
Director of Certificated Staff, Retired
Akron Public Schools
Akron, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Joseph T. Gorman '59
Chairman & CEO
TRW Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Academic Quality

Charles L. Greene
Vice President for Human Resources
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Val Greenlaw
Director of Higher Education Marketing
Apple Computers
Cupertino, CA
Learning Technologies

Scott B. Gross '72
President
Castle Apartments
Akron, OH Student Recruitment and Retention

Judith A. Hackett '82
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta, GA
Values, Identity, and Communications

Donald F. Hastings
Chairman of the Board, Retired
The Lincoln Electric Company
Cleveland, OH
Learning Technologies

Marvin "Red" Haught '60
Investment Representative/ Stockbroker
Edward Jones & Company/ Goodyear International
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Gordon E. Heffern
Chairman & CEO, Retired
KeyCorp
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Donald M. Henderson '58, '59
Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Retired
University of Pittsburgh
Naples, FL
Academic Quality

Myron S. Henry
Provost
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Stevan E. Hobfoll
Professor and Director
Applied Psychology Center
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Norbert John Hobrath '80
President
Hobrath Press Inc.
North Royalton, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

John E. Holland '55
President
Holland Associates Inc.
Sharon Center, OH
Learning Technologies

Lawrence J. Holland '70
President & CEO
Meaden & Moore
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Willard R. Holland
Chairman & CEO
FirstEnergy Corporation
Akron, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Carole Hoover
President & CEO
Greater Cleveland Growth Association
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Richard P. Huscroft '88
President
Foundation Industries
Stow, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Judith B. Isroff
Past President
Akron Roundtable
Akron, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Anita P. Jackson
Associate Professor of School Counseling
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

George Janik '56
Consultant, Retired
IBM
Cleveland, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Judith A. Jones '61, '64
Society Asset Management
Cleveland, OH
External Co-Chair
Student Recruitment and Retention

Herb Kane '47
Senior Partner
Kane Sicuro & Simon
Ravenna, OH
Learning Technologies

Gordon W. Keller
Vice Provost for Regional Campuses
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Laing E. Kennedy
Director of Athletics
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Internal Co-Chair
Values, Identity, and Communications

Michael R. Kennedy '65
CEO & President
MRK Technologies Ltd.
Independence, OH
Learning Technologies

Daniel E. Klimas '79, '81
Vice Chairman
Key Private Bank
Cleveland, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Robert J. LaBant '67
President & COO
Candle Corporation
Santa Monica, CA
External Co-Chair
Learning Technologies

Dale A. Leppo '74
President
Leppo Inc.
Tallmadge, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Mark D. Lindemood
Vice President for University Relations & Development
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Director, Executive Committee

Robert P. Madison
Chairman & CEO
Robert P. Madison International
Cleveland, OH
Academic Quality

Carol A. Mancino '72
Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA
Values, Identity, and Communications

Douglas M. Mancino '71
Attorney
McDermott Will & Emery
Los Angeles, CA
Values, Identity, and Communications

Nancy McCann
Vice President of Marketing
Forest City Management
Cleveland, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Douglas W. McNeill '68
President
Case Pomeroy Properties
Jacksonville, FL
Values, Identity, and Communications

David W. McCauley '71
President
Grady McCauley Inc.
North Canton, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Douglas J. McGregor
Chairman & CEO
M.A. Hanna Company
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

David A. Meeker '61
Executive Vice President
Edward Howard & Company
Akron, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Julie A. Metham
Undergraduate Student Senate
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Alicia Metcalf Miller
Novelist & Book Critic
Santa Fe, NM
Academic Quality

Stanley R. Miller '72
Vice President, Retired
Ameritech Ohio
Pepper Pike, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

William F. Miller '75, '81
President
OEM Miller Corporation
Aurora, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

William H. Miller '56
Senior Editor
Penton Publishing
Washington, DC
Values, Identity, and Communications

George K. Morrison '65
Senior Vice President
Aon Risk Services Inc.
of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Values, Identity, and Communications

Lois E. Muir
Associate Provost for Planning and Academic Resource Management
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Patrick S. Mullin '71
Tax Partner
Deloitte & Touche
Cleveland, OH
Academic Quality

Hilton P. Murray '64, '67
President & CEO
Advertising and Marketing
HPM Consultant
Cleveland Heights, OH
Learning Technologies

Igor Naumovsky
Student Commissioner
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Stuart D. Neidus '73
Executive Vice President & CFO
Essef Corporation
Chardon, OH
Academic Quality

Kenneth Niemann '64
Owner
Integrity Hotels Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Partnerships and Collaborations

William H. Oliver '64, '67
Vice President, Corporate Public Relations
AT&T
Basking Ridge, NJ
Values, Identity, and Communications

Jack Peacock '84
Owner
The Peacock Group
Powder Springs, GA
Learning Technologies

Charles J. Pilliod
Chairman
Dal-Tile International Inc.
Dallas, TX
Academic Quality

Ronald A. Pizzuti '62
Chairman & CEO
Pizzuti Inc.
Columbus, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Richard W. Pogue
Senior Advisor
Dix & Eaton
Cleveland, OH
External Co-Chair
Partnerships and Collaborations

John D. Relic '72
Managing Partner
Ernst & Young L.L.P.
Detroit, MI
Learning Technologies

Ilee Rhimes
Chief Information Officer
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Learning Technologies

William B. Risman
Chairman of the Board
Realtek Industries Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Clarence D. Rogers '61
Assistant General Manager for Legal Affairs
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Stanley C. Rose
Corporate Vice President, Retired
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Akron, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Robert E. Ross '70
President
Northern Trust Bank
Lake Forest, IL
Values, Identity, and Communications

William C. Ruffin '76
First Vice President/Manager, Dealer Finance Services
American National Bank & Trust of Chicago
Chicago, IL
External Co-Chair
Academic Quality

R. Louis Schneeberger '77
Chief Financial Officer
Olympic Steel Inc.
Bedford Heights, OH
Learning Technologies

Frederick W. Schroath
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Management
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Learning Technologies

Michael Schwartz
Emeritus President
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Internal Co-Chair
Academic Quality

Nancy A. Scott
Vice President & Dean for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Maryalice W. Seaholts
Music Teacher, Retired
President, Kent Orchestra Society
Kent, OH
Academic Quality

Donna Shavlik
Senior Fellow, Retired
American Council on Education
Office of Women in Higher Education
Garrett Park, MD
Values, Identity, and Communications

Martin C. Spector '60
President
Spector & Saulino Inc.
Akron, OH
Academic Quality

Alfred M. Sprague '53
General Manager
NCI Sweeteners Incorporated
Deerfield, IL
Student Recruitment and Retention

Kathy L. Stafford '70
Vice President
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Values, Identity, and Communications

Doris Isaacs Stallworth '59
Managing Director of Administration
Committee for Olympic Games
Atlanta, GA
Values, Identity, and Communications

Frank D. Susi
Professor, Coordinator of Art Education
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Dale A. Thornberry '57
President & CEO, Retired
Thornberry & Associates Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Partnerships and Collaborations

Brian M. Toll '69
Vice President
Merrill Lynch and Company
Bath, OH
Academic Quality

Don L. Tolliver
Dean of University Libraries & Media Services
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Internal Co-Chair
Learning Technologies

Annette B. Tucker '85, '88
Adjunct Research Associate
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Learning Technologies

Brian D. Tucker '75
Publisher/Editorial Director
Crain's Cleveland Business
Cleveland, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Linda V. Urda
Associate Director
GAR Foundation
Akron, OH
Learning Technologies

Allen C. Waddle
Senior Vice President
National City Corporation
Cleveland, OH
Academic Quality

Linda Miller Walker
Associate Professor of Music Education
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Martin D. Walker
Principal
MORWAL Investments
Westlake, OH
Academic Quality

Arthur E. Wallach '54
Vice President for Human Resources, Retired
BF Goodrich Tire Group
Akron, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Mark W. Weber
Associate Dean & Director
Staff Services
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Values, Identity, and Communications

Donald L. Weir '36
President, Retired
Weir Ltd.
Portland, OR
Student Recruitment and Retention

Kenneth E. Wertz '52, '68
President, Retired
Colonial Machine Company
Kent, OH
Student Recruitment and Retention

Robert J. Wick '57
Vice President
Wick Communications
Sierra Vista, AZ
Academic Quality

Staci D. Williams
Student Commissioner
Kent, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

William M. Williams
Chairman of the Board, Retired
Akron Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Miami Beach, FL
Student Recruitment and Retention,

Aaron D. Woodbury
Student Commissioner
Kent, OH
Learning Technologies

Jacqueline F. Woods
President & CEO
Ameritech Ohio
Cleveland, OH
Learning Technologies

Jacquelyn S. Yates
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Kent State University
Salem, OH
Partnerships and Collaborations

Charles E. Zumkehr
Attorney
Roetzel and Andress
Akron, OH
Academic Quality

RETURN TO TOP