Kent State’s Women’s Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Kent State University Women’s Center in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will celebrate its 20th anniversary during the 2016-17 school year. The Women’s Center, formerly called the Women’s Resource Center, was established in 1996 following a recommendation from a university stakeholder committee to former Kent State President Carol A. Cartwright. The center was established with a specific purpose: to contribute to a climate at Kent State University that is responsive to and supportive of women’s needs. In 2010, the name of the center was changed from the Women’s Resource Center to the Kent State Women’s Center, as the scope of the center expanded. 

Many events have been planned to celebrate and share the rich history of the Women’s Center, including:

  • One Billion Rising on Feb. 15
  • We Go Red: Women’s Heart Health Luncheon (co-hosted with the Division of Human Resources) on Feb. 18
  • The seventh annual Mothers, Mentors and Muses event on March 8 (The honored keynote speaker is Kent State President Emerita Carol A. Cartwright).
  • Women’s History Month Living Library on March 15
  • The Vagina Monologues on April 15-16

 For more information about these celebratory events and to view the center’s calendar of events, visit

POSTED: Thursday, February 4, 2016 02:01 PM
UPDATED: Saturday, December 03, 2022 01:02 AM

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