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AJ Conway, M.Ed.
CCI Diversity & Career Development Director
AJ Conway (they/them) is the Diversity and Career Development Director in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University. Conway is an experienced diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) professional and an active member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and the National Diversity Council. Conway is a Kent State alumna who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2012, a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Personnel in 2014, a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching in 2015, and a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research and Assessment in 2016. Conway has a demonstrated passion and commitment for various topics related to DEI&B, including identity development, competency and best practice trainings, employee resource groups, and student success and retention initiatives.
Marko Ayala, BA
CCI Diversity Project Coordinator
Marko Ayala (he/him) is the Diversity Project Coordinator for the College of Communication and Information here at Kent State Univesity. Ayala is experienced in providing one on one support for students offering expertise on resources around the campus. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in 2018 from Kent State University focusing on Global Communication. Ayala has demonstrated commitment to learn more about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).