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Kent State names Virginia Commonwealth provost its 12th president
Beverly Warren will succeed Lester Lefton

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M.L. Schultze
Beverly Warren becomes Kent State's 12th president in July.
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Kent State trustees have appointed Beverly Warren, now the provost at Virginia Commonwealth University, as the university’s 12th president.

Warren was appointed this morning, and will take over on July 1 for retiring President Lester Lefton.

Warren became provost at Virginia Commonwealth in 2011, after a year as interim. She’s been at the school since 2000, where she began as a professor and head of the school of education’s Division of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. She took over as the school’s dean in 2007, and has chaired the university’s Equity and Diversity Committee

Warren got her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, masters from Southern Illinois University and doctorates from the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

Warren is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.


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