Dialogue and Difference: A New Understanding

MLK & Me

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During Conflict
Feb. 1, 2024

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Sonya Y Williams

Sonya Williams 
Executive Director
Upward Bound & Office of University Outreach and Engagement

Sonya provides leadership, coordination and supervision for departmental-level projects and initiatives to support university outreach and engagement for the Kent State campus-system and surrounding community. Program collaboration and oversight includes Akron Public Schools College and Career Academies, TRIO Upward Bound & Education Opportunity Center programs, TEAGLE Knowledge of Freedom, Kent State Prison Reentry Program just to name a few. Sonya previously served as Executive Director for the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to coming to KSU, she worked in both the corporate and non-profit sectors in top-tier management positions. Sonya is a proud alumna of Kent State University and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.


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