About Us | Kent State University

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Dr. Alfreda Brown

"Welcome to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! We are an evolving entity at the university as we process change, development, and transformation, not only within the work of the division, but also in our surrounding university communities. We are only a few years in the making and have experienced numerous successes, thanks to a strong, high performing staff and leadership team."

~Alfreda Brown, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



University values are:
  • A diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration
  • A student-centered university that acknowledges student success as a top priority
  • The pursuit of knowledge through diverse traditions and inclusive efforts
  • Accountability and action towards the success and management of diversity
  • A welcoming environment that encourages diversity of thought, continuous personal growth and academic attainment for all members of the Kent State University family
  • Engagement and collaboration across difference
  • A focus on inclusive excellence in everything that we do

Brief History of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Location: Kent Campus, University Library, Executive Offices, Suite 250

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Email: diversity@kent.edu

P: (330) 672-2442

F: (330) 672-8100