Vision/Mission Statement and History

Our vision is to become an outstanding department within Kent State University, one that has an international reputation for leadership in the study and development of global Africa through multiple scholarly perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and professional services.  We strive to accomplish our vision by embracing rigorous academic inquiry, flexibility, adaptability, innovation, community involvement and faculty and staff team work with a constant awareness that a focus on students is vital to our department’s success.