R. Douglas Cowan’s service to Kent State has many facets. The 1964 alumnus of the College of Business Administration and former chairman of the Davey Tree Expert Company has served on the university’s Board of Trustees, including a term as chair. He also served as Chair of the Kent State University Foundation Board of Directors, and continues to serve as a member.
Doug and his wife, Linda, have funded two scholarships. This year, they joined the Herrick Society with a planned gift to further support their endowments which will provide, in perpetuity, much-needed support for high-achieving Kent State students. It’s just the latest way Doug is giving back to his alma mater.