Beacon Journal staff

KENT: Kent State University has promoted Marcello Fantoni to associate provost for global education.


He will make $170,000 in the new position.


Fantoni has been director of KSU’s program in Florence, Italy, since 2005 and manager of


KSU’s European studies programs since 2011. He also teaches historical studies in architecture and urban design.


Fantoni will begin his new job in August. He replaces Mary Anne Saunders, who took a similar position at the University of New Mexico.