Beverly J. Warren

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Beverly J. Warren
Beverly Warren November 2016.jpg
12th President of
Kent State University
Assumed office
July 1, 2014
Preceded by Lester Lefton
Personal details
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Southern Illinois University
University of Alabama
Auburn University
Profession Educator

Beverly J. Warren was appointed the 12th president of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, United States; she replaced Lester A. Lefton in July 2014.[1] She was a provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) before coming to Kent State University.[2]


She received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of North Carolina and Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. She received two doctorates: an Ed.D. in administration of higher education from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Auburn University.


Previously, Warren served as a professor and chair at Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina. She also served as an associate professor and director of graduate programs at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.[3]


  1. ^ "Kent State Elects Beverly J. Warren as University's 12th President". Kent State University. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kent State selects Beverly J. Warren as 12th president, succeeding Lester A. Leftfon". 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ January 2014 "VCU provost to become Kent State University president" Check |url= value (help). 8 January 2014.