Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Amoaba Gooden

Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D.

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


  • B.A., University of Guelph
  • M.A., University of Guelph
  • M.A., Temple University
  • Ph.D., Temple University

Job Description

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Gooden is responsible for the executive leadership and management of Kent State’s diversity and inclusion matters, leading strategic diversity planning for the university and ensuring successful creation and implementation of key policies, programs and projects. She works in conjunction with the university president, cabinet members, deans and academic chairs to advance diversity, equity and inclusion as integral components of Kent State’s purpose-driven agenda. Gooden works in the region to foster diversity practices and policies across industries to ensure that Kent State’s diversity belief permeates the marketplace. She also works with faculty, staff and students to ensure our graduates enter the workforce ready to communicate and act on Kent State values of diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Contact, 330-672-7400

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