Shawn Riley appointed to Kent State Board of Trustees


Shawn Riley, managing member of our Cleveland office and president-elect at McDonald Hopkins, was recently appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a new trustee to the Kent State University Board of Trustees.

Kent State’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of Kent State. By Ohio law, the board is responsible for selecting and appointing the president; setting the operating budget; approving personnel appointments; granting all degrees awarded by the university, including honorary degrees; establishing tuition and fee rates; approving contracts; and approving university policies, new programs and degrees. The board consists of 12 members, nine of whom are voting members appointed by the governor of the state of Ohio, with the advice and consent of the state senate, to nine-year terms of office.

Riley’s term began on May 16, 2016 and ends in 2025. He is an alumnus of Kent State, having earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1983.

Click here see the official press release from Kent State University.

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