Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Vice President Alfreda Brown (left) and Dana Lawless-Andric (right) present the 2018 Diversity Trailblazer Award to Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., professor of economics. For Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., diversity means not just having a campus where everyone should be included, respected and comfortable, but where people actually feel that way. Now, thanks to her hard work and dedication, that positive feeling is growing exponentially across the entire university. As a professor of economics, Dr. Wilson’s research has...

Kent State alumna and sociologist Bertice Berry, Ph.D., delivers her keynote address during the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Alumna Bertice Berry, an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, served as keynote speaker   Kent State University held its 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event was Bertice Berry, Ph.D. A Kent State alumna and sociologist, she is...

Kent State alumna and sociologist Bertice Berry, Ph.D., delivers her keynote address during the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Alumna Bertice Berry, an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, to serve as keynote speaker   Kent State University will hold its 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event is Bertice Berry, Ph.D. A Kent State alumna and sociologist,...

Members of Autism Connections Kent, a student organization created by Kent State University students with autism spectrum disorder and their allies, pose for a photo at the Kent Student Center during their first meeting last fall. Recent rankings have recognized Kent State University for its autism initiatives. Kent State is ranked No. 5 in the “Best Colleges for Students With Autism for 2017” from College Choice, No. 10 in the “Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students With Autism” from Online College Plan, No. 20 in the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students With...

Members of Autism Connections Kent, a student organization created by Kent State University students with autism spectrum disorder and their allies, pose for a photo at the Kent Student Center during their first meeting last fall. Kent State University President Beverly Warren has named Judge Carla Moore the 2017-2018 President’s Ambassador. The Kent State President’s Ambassadorship is a one-year appointment that brings distinguished professionals to share their knowledge and experience with the university community. “As the daughter of a lifelong educator, the value...

Kent State University students file into Dix Stadium for their Commencement ceremony this past May. Kent State has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a fifth consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in...

Kent State University students file into Dix Stadium for their Commencement ceremony this past May. Kent State has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a fifth consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in...

Kent State University receives grants to to prevent sexual harassment and assault, relationship violence and stalking. Kent State University’s Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence and Support Services is the recipient of three grants to launch campuswide awareness and prevention initiatives surrounding sexual harassment and assault, relationship violence and stalking. The three grants total approximately $450,000. Each grant has a focus that corresponds...

Kent State University employees Tabitha Martin, Lori Bodnar, Alicia Robinson and Kristin Williams stand in the clothes racks at the Kent State Career Closet, located in the lower level of the Williamson House on the university’s Kent Campus. University employees collect, organize and distribute professional attire for students in need of appropriate clothes for job interviews A good education and a solid résumé aren’t always enough to make a positive first impression. To bridge the gap, a group of Kent State University employees have come together to establish the Kent State...

Kent State’s Vice President for Information Services Ed Mahon accepts the Unity Award for Diversity on behalf of the division from Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alfreda Brown. Division of Information Services and Communication Studies Faculty Member Honored Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presented awards for outstanding contributions toward diversity at the university’s 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26.  The Unity Award for Diversity, which honors a...