Because a modern education requires risk-taking

Dr. Denise Bedford
Dr. Robert Walker

Denise Bedford is currently the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at the College of Communication and Information, Kent State University. Dr. Walker is the Director of the School of Digital Sciences.

Information technology is evolving at a rapid pace. And companies can’t meet their needs simply by buying a new piece of software — today’s complicated business environment requires solutions that are just as complex. High performing organizations use a process called enterprise architecture, which helps them intelligently match technology to their business needs. But no university in the country offered a concentration in enterprise architecture—until now.

A gift valued at over $3.0 million from the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence, part of the Pinnacle Business Group, provides Kent State’s new School of Digital Sciences with the curriculum for such a concentration. Students now have the unique opportunity to pursue coursework in a field that’s poised for exponential growth in the 21st century economy. It’s a gift that helps Kent State move ahead of its peers in offering an education that’s unmatched in innovation.