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KSU’s Outgoing President is Set to Form Consulting Group

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A retiring university president is mapping out his next job before leaving his old one. Kent State University’s Lester Lefton will retire this summer. And as Kent State’s student-run website KentWired reported earlier this month, Lefton’s already set rolling out plans for his new post-retirement life. He’ll be at the helm of an higher education [...]

Listen to a Discussion About Replacing College Presidents

Three of Ohio’s largest public universities are looking for new leaders. Former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee retired in July. Kent State University President Lester Lefton will retire next summer. University of Akron President Luis Proenza will retire in June.

Kent State University President Lester Lefton to Retire Next Year

Kent State University President Lester Lefton announced his retirement today.

Kent State University President Lester Lefton will retire next summer. Lefton, 66, has served as president of Ohio’s second largest public university since 2006. Lefton previously was provost of Tulane University and held administrative roles at the University of South Carolina and George Washington University. In a written statement, the chairwoman of Kent State’s Board of Trustees [...]

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