It’s easy to see Beverly Warren meeting with students and faculty members at Kent State, but keeping up with her is no easy task. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Her listening tour alone has 50 events where she hears students, faculty, and alumni speak. So how does she manage her time?
“So she does very, very well. What weights in her favor is that she’s an early riser. She’s up at 3:30, 4:00 every morning. She gets her work done when the rest of us are asleep and still waking up. So once she hits the campus at about 7:30 or 8:00, she’s ready to go.”
She doesn’t do it all by herself though, staff members work closely with Bev to plan her schedule.
“Bev and her staff look at all the requests that come in. She’s the one person on campus that everyone has a piece of or wants time with. She’s the new kid on the block so everyone wants to meet her. We’ve had everyone from students to directors who need time to meet with her, so it’s tough. I call her secretary and ask if we can play schedule bingo, that’s what I call it, because I need time for her to meet with different media groups, including student media.”
At the end of her day, it’s all about balance. Being organized helps her organize her plan for Kent State’s future.
For Broadcast Beat Reporting, I’m Lauren Blue