As a standing University committee, the Student Media Board serves “as the institutional publisher” for Student Media.

The SMB is primarily responsible for selecting student leaders, approving annual budgets and hearing any grievances that cannot be otherwise resolved. The SMB does not dictate or determine editorial content. Responsibility for day-to-day editorial operations belongs to the selected student leaders.

The Director of Student Media is responsible for day-to-day business operations and long term strategy for Student Media.

The board consists of students, staff and faculty from across the university, as well as media professionals outside of KSU.

Check out the guidelines, members and meeting documents below.


Sarah Petrovich

MDJ Undergraduate Student Representative

Ben Davis

Director, Center for Student Involvement

Sydney Ford

Undergraduate Student Government Representative

Fabio Polanco

Faculty Senate Representative

Vacant Seat

MDJ Undergraduate Student Representative

Taylor Cook 

MDJ Graduate Student Representative

Stephanie Smith

Faculty Senate Representative

Emily Metzgar

Director, School of Media and Journalism

Mike Jackson

MDJ Faculty Representative

Kimberley Beasley

Graduate Student Senate Representative

Thor Wasbotten

MDJ Faculty Representative

Chloe Niesz Kutsch

Undergraduate Student Government Representative

Delano Massey

Media Professional


Catie Pusateri

A Magazine Editor

Sophie Young

The Burr Editor

Hailey Kukral

Black Squirrel Radio General Manager

Amanda Rabinowitz

Black Squirrel Radio Adviser

Julianna Anderson

Flash Film Commission President

Becky Rolnick

Flash Film Commission Adviser

Amanda Stayer

Fusion Editor

Bruce Zake

Fusion Adviser

Isabella Schreck

The Kent Stater Editor

Susan Zake

Kent Stater/Newsroom Adivser

Katie Flack

Luna Negra Editor

Adam Brodsky

Luna Negra Adviser

Nuried Hurtado

TV2 General Manager

Gretchen Hoak

TV2 Adviser

Brianna Keys

Uhuru Editor

Shannon Christen-Syed

Uhuru Adviser

Ashley Caudill

SM Sales Manager

Kevin Dilley

Director of Student Media