Harris Search Associates Recruits VP for Kent State

June 29, 2015 – Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Paul DiCorleto Ph.D. as vice president for research and sponsored programs at Kent State University. Dr. DiCorleto comes to Kent State from Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Sherwin-Page chair of the Lerner Research Institute since 2002, and from Case Western Reserve University, where he chaired  the Department of Molecular Medicine in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine since 2003.

“We are delighted that someone of Paul’s caliber and distinction is joining our leadership team,” said Beverly Warren, president of the University. “He will make an immediate impact in advancing our current areas of excellence in research and will be instrumental in the design and implementation of a vision that positions Kent State as a strong national contributor to new knowledge and understanding in the areas of research, scholarship and innovation.” Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio. The university has eight campuses around the Northeast Ohio region.

Harris Search Associates, an IIC Partners member firm, is focused on identifying and attracting leaders in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations. Over the past year, Harris Search has filled executive-level position at leading universities, including Dr. Hugh Mighty as the 18th dean and vice president of clinical affairs of Howard University College of Medicine; Paul E. Sullivan as executive director defense related research units/director of applied research lab at The Pennsylvania State University; as well as Dr. Prabu David as dean of the college of communication arts and sciences at Michigan State University. Harris Search is currently leading the search for an EVP of finance and administration for the University of Toledo.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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