Kent State University trustees on Thursday approved naming the Student Recreation and Wellness Center after outgoing President Beverly J. Warren.

Also at their Thursday meeting, trustees awarded Warren, Kent State’s 12th president, the title of president emeritus.

Warren said last year she will step down as president June 30.

Last month, trustees named Provost and Executive Vice President Todd Diacon, 60, the next president of the university with a main campus enrollment of roughly 27,000 students.

Diacon, 60, will replace Beverly Warren, who was appointed president in 2014 and is resigning July 1. He will be paid $475,000 a year.

Thursday, trustees approved a resolution recognizing Warren’s contributions.

Warren spearheaded the Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State plan. The plan and an accompanying six-year capital spending plan were approved by KSU's board of trustees in late 2015.

Last year, trustees approved a $1 billion-plus, 10-year facilities master plan for the school. The first phase of what KSU officials have called a "campus transformation" includes a new College of Business Administration building that is to front Main Street and be part of an "iconic front campus" that would have more green space and walkways.