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Center of Pan-African Culture

Center for Pan-African Culture

The Center of Pan-African Culture (CPAC) is an integral partner in the mission of the Department of Pan-African Studies. CPAC brings together the people, tools, information, and support every student needs to be academically successful at KSU. Furthermore, students will find that CPAC provides a dynamic calendar of student cultural and social activities that make the total KSU experience more fulfilling.

Learn More About the Center's History

Dr. Asantewa Sunni Ali, Director Center of Pan-African Culture

About CPAC Director

Meet Asantewa Sunni-Ali, Ph.D. Director, Center of Pan-African Culture

Multipurpose Room


Pan-African Studies is located in Oscar Ritchie Hall. In 2008, the entire interior of the building was completely rebuilt with the exception of the theatre which was already renovated. The entire interior was removed and a new floor plan was designed to meet today's modern needs.

Male student studying in skylight area of Oscar Ritchie Hall

Center of Pan-African Culture presents Pan-African Festival

CPAC Student Organization Registration

CPAC is open to all who are looking for culturally diverse activities. The Center not only offers academic enrichment, but social and cultural enrichment through its promotion of local, regional, and international talent programs, international exchanges, and invitations to scholars and artists from the world over to share their ideas and experiences.

Register CPAC student organization