Picture of Kenneth L. Hoyt

Kenneth L. Hoyt

Dr. Hoyt has a distinguished thirty-year career in higher education. He served as president of Centenary College of New Jersey, as president of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Inc., as vice president for the University of Akron, and in various leadership positions at Otterbein College and Baldwin Wallace College.

During his seven-year presidency at Centenary College, Dr. Hoyt implemented a collaborative strategic planning model that led to unprecedented enrollment growth (1,600-3,300) in the college’s traditional, non-traditional/adult, online, and graduate programs. Centenary utilized an effective branding strategy that established it as the fastest growing college in New Jersey, as a first-choice institution providing “education designed around you,” and as a college known for “student centered learning and unparalleled service.” Centenary was recognized by Intel as one of the top fifty wireless colleges in America for its wireless IBM laptop campus. Under Hoyt’s leadership, Centenary College rewrote its curriculum, established measurable learning outcomes, became a part of the Council of Independent Colleges/Rand Corporation Collegiate Learning Assessment program, completed its decennial Middle States evaluation, became TEAC, IACBE, and BSW accredited and CAEL certified, and improved student retention by 20%.