Kent State Assistant Dean Shares His Story to Help Students Succeed

Photo of N.J. AkbarN.J. Akbar, assistant dean of Academic Diversity Success in Kent State’s University College, tells the Akron Beacon Journal that he “understands what is means to be counted out.”

As an African-American from a low-income neighborhood, Akbar is the first in his family to go to college.

Akbar talks with the Akron Beacon Journal about working with Kent State students to get their degrees and realize their dreams. Read more here.

POSTED: Monday, August 17, 2015 01:35 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
Kristin Anderson