Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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...

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. David Anderson, founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network, to serve as keynote speaker Kent State University will hold its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for...

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. Kent State University colleges and departments will hold several events across campus to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 21. From 9 a.m. to noon, Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host Arbor Day activities for the children from the university’s Child Development Center, including a children’s book reading...

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. Molly Merryman, Kent State University associate professor of sociology and founding director of the Kent State Women’s Center, has been awarded the university’s 2016 Diversity Trailblazer Award. The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State who have displayed exemplary contributions to the area...

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. Kent State University President Beverly Warren has appointed entrepreneur and Kent State alumna Sharlene Ramos-Chesnes as the university’s 2016 President’s Ambassador. The President’s Ambassadorship, a one-year, part-time appointment beginning spring 2016, is designed to bring distinguished local minority professionals to share their...

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. Kent State University is showing its support for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual (LGBT) student-athletes via a new video that champions the national You Can Play Project. The video’s release will be promoted on the university’s social media channels beginning Oct. 1, which marks the start of National LGBT History Month.     Kent...