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Student Media Office


Kevin Dilley

Director of Student Media
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Kevin serves Student Media by providing management of our business and advising operations. He also works with student leaders, the board, faculty and other key partners to set a strategic direction for Student Media and mentors and advises student leaders.  

Words to Live By:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.  ~ origin unknown.


I’ve traveled to Siberia, Malaysia, Mexico and 46 of 50 states in the U.S. I love going places and meeting new people, but I always yearn to return home. For me, that’s in Hudson with my two children, mi media naranja (si, hablo español), and Pancho, my very best friend because, well he’s a dog and I’m a man. I hold degrees in journalism and visual communication from the University of Missouri and Ohio University. I’ve worked as a reporter, writer, photojournalist, editor, designer, web designer, project manager, consultant, professor and adviser. I love what I do because I’m constantly inspired by my students who bring ideas, enthusiasm, opportunity and optimism to this place every day.

I can help you with:

  • General questions

  • Strategic planning

  • Idea development

  • Budgets


Tami Cindea Bongiorni

Assistant Director, Student Media Client Relations
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Tami serves Student Media by leading a team of account executives who sell all of the Student Media products to generate revenue. Tami also advises student leaders in marketing their media partner and creating and executing fundraising events. She also participates in the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce to drive awareness throughout the City of Kent of Kent State Student Media.

Words to Live by:

Be the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. ~ H Jackson Brown, Jr.


I’m the forever optimist of the group and will take on any project handed to me. I will find the silver lining of just about anything, which is appropriate since I was born and raised in Ohio. I hold degrees in Business and Marketing from the University of Mount Union (although it will always be Mount Union College to me) & an MBA from Kent State. I’m a coffee addict and fearless leader of a tenacious sales team. I live in Kent, am married to a pilot, have two kiddos comprised of a sassy mini me and a future Kent State baseball player. I’ve worked as a marketing director, merchandise coordinator, media planner/buyer, professor, and even a lifeguard for Disney. I serve on the executive boards of College Media Business and Advertising Managers, Kent Junior Mothers and the Davey Elementary PTO. I love what I do and spend my time inspiring my staff and students to do the same.

I can help you with:

  • Driving revenue
  • Client services
  • Creation of new products
  • Fundraising development
  • Marketing
  • Event planning

Lorie Bednar

Office Manager/Miracle Worker
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Lorie Bednar joined Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2015 as an administrative clerk in the Kent State Student Media office. She now shares her time between both offices. 

Words to Live By:

Be Where Your Feet Are – Anonymous


I am a graduate of Kent State University and love everything about my Alma mater. If you don’t find me on campus, chances are you may run into me downtown and throughout Kent, which is the place I call home with my husband and three kids. Two of my greatest achievements are winning an Associated Press award for enterprise writing and being the illustrator of a book jacket.

I can help you with:

  • KEYS!

  • Staff lists

  • Job offers

  • Travel

  • General questions

Norma Young

Business Manager

Student Leaders

Conor Battles

Black Squirrel Radio General Manager
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Jakob Bell

KSUIF President
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Emily Day

A Magazine Editor
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Madison MacArthur

The Kent Stater Editor
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Maria McGinnis

Burr Editor
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Mitch Meyers

General Manager
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Mackenzie Murphy

Student Sales & Marketing Manager
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Regan Schell

Luna Negra Editor
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Alexandra Sobczak

Fusion Editor
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Tanisha Thomas

Uhuru Editor
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