Todd Diacon leaves UMass to become provost at Kent State
Crain's Cleveland Business
February 14, 2012
Kent State University has named as its new provost Todd Diacon, who has been deputy chancellor of the University of Massachusetts since 2010.
Dr. Diacon starts at Kent State June 1. He replaces Robert G. Frank, who had been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Kent State since July 2007. Dr. Frank in January was named president of his alma mater, the University of New Mexico.
Kent State last month announced that Dr. Diacon was one of four finalists for the provost job, the second-highest ranking position at the university behind the president.
Dr. Diacon will be responsible for all academic affairs functions of the university, leading the faculty and staff within its nine colleges and seven regional campuses located throughout Northeast Ohio. He will be responsible for the areas of curriculum; academic personnel and faculty affairs; research and sponsored programs; experiential education and civic engagement; and student success and global education.