TO:           The University Community

FROM:      President Carol A. Cartwright

DATE:       March 18, 1998

Provost Myron S. Henry has informed me that he will resign his position effective August 22, 1998. I ask that the University community join me in thanking Provost Henry for his service and contributions as Provost of Kent State University. The text of our press release follows.

Kent State University President Carol A. Cartwright announced today that Dr. Myron S. Henry, University provost, has submitted his resignation, effective August 22, 1998.

Henry, who became Kent's chief academic officer in 1992 after serving as vice pre- sident for academic affairs at Old Dominion University in Virginia, is also a profes- sor in Kent's department of mathematics and computer science.

In reflecting on the last six years, Henry said, "I can sincerely say that there has been something about the job that I have enjoyed each and every day.

"I am proud to have served as provost of Kent State University and I want to convey my deepest appreciation to colleagues who have contributed so much in addressing so many important issues, " Henry said, adding "Whatever successes I have enjoyed are shared ones, and were accomplished because of the support, encour- agement and guidance I have received from colleagues and friends."

In the more immediate future, Henry said he plans to take a year-long, administra- tive leave beginning Fall Semester 1998 to continue several projects in which he has been engaged on behalf of the University, and to prepare for returning full time to the department of mathematics and computer science as a teacher-scholar.

"Dr. Henry has proven to be a person of admirable intellect and integrity," said Kent President Carol A. Cartwright. "On behalf of the University community, I thank him for the many contributions he has made to Kent's remarkable progress in recent years."

A national search will be conducted for a new provost, said Dr. Cartwright, adding that a University committee that includes broad faculty representation will be formed in the coming weeks.