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Crawford Promoted to Associate Vice President

Posted Feb. 6, 2012
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Fashaad Crawford, Ph.D., has been
promoted to associate vice president,
Strategic Planning, Diversity Assessment
and Research Management for Kent State’s
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Fashaad Crawford, Ph.D., has been promoted to associate vice president, Strategic Planning, Diversity Assessment and Research Management for Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, effective Jan. 1.

Crawford joined Kent State as the assistant vice president, Strategic Planning, Diversity Assessment and Research Management in August 2011. He will continue to report directly to Alfreda Brown, Ph.D., vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Dr. Crawford has been instrumental in working throughout the university on diversity-related grant proposals and assessment initiatives,” Brown says. “His assessment expertise is a great asset, not only for the division, but for entire eight-campus system at Kent State. We are happy to have him on our team.”

In addition to supporting strategic planning and assessment for diversity, his new responsibilities include developing divisionwide objectives and return-on-investment outcomes for diversity; compiling assessment and research reports that align with university and division mission, goals and objectives; and developing policy and programming related to rational and empirical decision-making.

“Diversity at Kent State touches every aspect of campus, including faculty, staff, students and the surrounding communities,” Crawford says. “I have enjoyed working with each facet and I look forward to the continued development of the division, as well as continued work toward the attainment of the university's goals.”

Before joining Kent State, Crawford held a position at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Prior to that, Crawford held various positions in higher education in admissions, financial aid, athletic academic services, College of Education, diversity, retention research management, and for the provost of undergraduate affairs.

Crawford received his undergraduate degree in history at South Carolina State University. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and organizational development at the University of Louisville. His concentrations were in higher education administration, policy assessment and K-20 student achievement.

For more information about the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, visit www.kent.edu/diversity/index.cfm.