Annual New Hire Diversity Luncheon

The Office of Faculty and Graduate Student Retention, Inclusion and Success in collaboration with Human Resources hosts the annual New Hire Diversity Luncheon. The luncheon welcomes and honors new diverse faculty and staff hires from all Kent State campuses. Attendees are provided with an opportunity for networking and meeting other new diverse hires as well as receive valuable resources to help them be successful at Kent State University.

This year's luncheon was held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 and featured remarks by esteemed speakers Alfreda Brown, Ed.D., Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Manfred Van Dulmen, Ph.D., Professor & Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Jack Witt, MBA, J.D., Vice President, Human Resources. 

A special highlight of the event was three guest speakers who are seasoned employees at Kent State. These speakers comprised of one faculty member, one classified employee, and one unclassified employee. Each guest speaker provided tools on how to be successful at Kent State from their individual perspectives. In addition to the speakers, there were resource tables at the event containing a variety of informational handouts.

Please contact Gina Campana at or (330) 672-1832 if you would like additional information about the annual New Hire Diversity Luncheon.

View photos from the Fall 2019 Luncheon

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