Center Staff | LGBTQ Student Center | Kent State University

Center Staff

Ken Ditlevson

Ken DitlevsonDirector

Ken M. Ditlevson, M.Ed., LPCC-S serves as the first director of Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Student Center.  Ditlevson is a two-time graduate of Kent State, having received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Education in community counseling. 

Katie Mattise

Katie MattiseAssistant Director

Katie Mattise, M.S., serves as the Assistant Director for Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Student Center. In this role, they work with the Director to provide programming, support, and advocacy for students with marginalized genders and sexualities or those wishing to engage with topics related to those identities.

Jasmine Benson-Williams

Staff profile photo Jasmine Benson-WilliamsPosition:

I am a Graduate Assistant in the LGBTQ Student Center and assist with research and assist with managing programs and initiatives for students.

Experience :

I have previous work experience as a mental health specialist working with both adults and children. I have worked for a main stream behavioral health agency as well as an African Centered agency where I was able to learn a lot about mental and behavioral health. I was able to assist community members with linkage to resources, psycho education, advocacy, teaching and practicing coping skills and assisting children with behavioral health in school. I love helping people! 

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Interns

The LGBTQ Student Center offers graduate and undergraduate student internships each semester. Email us if you are interested in learning more about internship opportunities with the LGBTQ Student Center.

Meet the LGBTQ Student Center Interns