Lester Lefton

Type: Person
Name: Lester Lefton
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Tressel touts Mahoning Valley ties in application for YSU presidency

Jim Tressel is receiving wide-ranging support to head Youngstown State, he tells university trustees in his application.“Alumni, area educators, and countless citizens of ‘The Valley’ ... all [have] the same message — come back and join us as we do extraordinary ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

University of Akron trustees edge closer to naming presidential finalists

Within a few weeks, the University of Akron is expected to bring finalists to campus for interviews with administrators, faculty, students and others for the big job on campus: president.“Honestly, I want to move this along as quickly as I can,” search ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

UPDATE: Suspect in Kent State shooting identified (with gallery, video)

[embedded content]Video courtesey of Kent State University.Updated: 11:47 a.m. -  Kent State officials identified last night's shooter as Quavaugntay Tyler, 24, from Cleveland, who was arrested around 11:30 p.m. last night at Robinson Memorial Hospital ... [Published Record Publishing Online - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 4 reports

Suspect caught after shot fired at Kent State

RECORD-COURIER  STAFF  REPORTKent State University was locked down for several hours Wednesday night after reports of shots fired on campus. Shortly before midnight, KSU officials announced that the suspect had been apprehended off campus. The suspect's ... [Published Aurora Advocate - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Kent State Officials Say Man Shot Self in Hand on Campus, Fled, Arrested at Hospital

Police at Kent State University say a man arrested last night is suspected of shooting himself in the hand while pulling a gun during a dispute with two women on campus, which prompted the university to go into lockdown. ideastream's Nick Castele reports. ... [Published IdeaStream - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Man arrested in shooting at Kent State University; suspect is only one injured

A 24-year-old Cleveland man has been arrested after police say he shot himself in the hand Wednesday night during an incident that prompted a lockdown on the campus of Kent State University.Quavaugntay L. Tyler was injured in the incident, which occurred ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

UPDATED: KSU GUNMAN IN CUSTODY; SHOT FIRED NEAR COHN JEWISH STUDENT CENTER

A lone gunman terrorized the Kent State University campus Wednesday night for nearly four hours, forcing a lockdown, before being apprehended off-campus at about midnight.The gunman fired a shot into the ground near Bowman Hall, about 0.4 miles from The ... [Published Cleveland Jewish news - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Reception to honor Lefton set for Friday

A reception will be held this Friday to honor retiring President Lester Lefton, who announced last year that he will retire this July.The Board of Trustees is hosting the event, which will be held in the Student Center Ballroom from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Kent State event to honor Lefton

A reception and celebration to honor retiring Kent State University President Lester Lefton will take place April 4 at the Kent Student Center Ballroom.The event, which is hosted by the Kent State Board of Trustees, is open to all faculty, staff, students, ... [Published Record Publishing Online - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Beacon Journal’s quest for KSU transparency spans three months

Beacon Journal higher education reporter Carol Biliczky on Dec. 12 asked for the names of applicants for the job of Kent State University president in an attempt to explain the search process at the area’s largest university.In early January, the newspaper ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 2 reports

Kent State hikes room and board rates, gives Lefton bonus

Room-and-board costs for Kent State University student residents will rise this fall while tuition for the College of Podiatric Medicine goes up this May.KSU trustees approved the cost hikes Wednesday along with a $106,000 bonus for outgoing President ... [Published Record Publishing Online - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

KSU gives President Lester Lefton a bonus and high praise, denies access to more records

KENT: Kent State President Lester Lefton received a $106,500 bonus and praise from trustees Wednesday while the university refused to release to the public his evaluation used in determining the award.When asked for trustees’ written assessment of the ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 13 2014]

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...We have a communications plan. We have an emergency plan. We rehearse this plan on a regular basis," Lefton said. "the entire executive team of the university, the entire administration and faculty know what to do when there is an emergency. we haven't had an emergency in many, many years. we have one tonight. we responded according to the plan and we're keeping our students safe. that's our no. 1 priority."
"we had a picture perfect execution of a crisis plan as could possibly be" KSU President Lester Lefton said Thursday

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Tressel touts Mahoning Valley ties in applicati... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 15 2014]
University of Akron trustees edge closer to nam... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 13 2014]
KSU shredded documents to hide information abou... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 13 2014]
UPDATE: Suspect in Kent State shooting identifi... [Published Record Publishing Online - Apr 07 2014]
KSU lockdown suspect is criminology student (ga... [Published Record Publishing Online - Apr 04 2014]
Kent State Officials Say Man Shot Self in Hand ... [Published IdeaStream - Apr 03 2014]
Man arrested in shooting at Kent State Universi... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 03 2014]
Suspect caught after shot fired at Kent State [Published Aurora Advocate - Apr 03 2014]
Man identified after shot fired on KSU campus [Published WKYC News - Apr 03 2014]
Kent State placed on alert after shot is fired ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 03 2014]
Kent State Briefly Locks Down Campus After Shot... [Published The Atlantic Wire - Apr 03 2014]
UPDATED: KSU GUNMAN IN CUSTODY; SHOT FIRED NEAR... [Published Cleveland Jewish news - Apr 03 2014]
Reception to honor Lefton set for Friday [Published Individual.com - Apr 01 2014]
Kent State event to honor Lefton [Published Record Publishing Online - Mar 26 2014]
Beacon Journal’s quest for KSU transparency spa... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 25 2014]
KSU refuses to document that it properly spent ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 25 2014]
Jim Tressel among 19 applicants for University ... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 22 2014]
Wrestling with Hypocrisy at Kent State [Published American Thinker - Mar 21 2014]
School Notes [Published Aurora Advocate - Mar 19 2014]
Kent State hikes room and board rates, gives Le... [Published Record Publishing Online - Mar 13 2014]
KSU gives President Lester Lefton a bonus and h... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 13 2014]
Kent State trustees approve president's bonus, ... [Published Record Publishing Online - Mar 12 2014]
KSU says executive search firm controls records... [Published Akron Beacon Journal - Mar 12 2014]
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