Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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 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...

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 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 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...

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 third consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in...

Julian Bond, an iconic figure from the 1960s civil rights movement, has passed away. He was 75. Bond will be remembered as a champion of equal rights who dedicated his life to justice and peace. Kent State University had the honor of Bond serving as the keynote speaker at Kent State’s 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration back in...

Each year, several local first-generation, low-income students get a chance to study abroad in Florence, Italy. The program for recent high school graduates was created by Kent State’s Office of Global Education and the Division of Diversity, Equity and IEach year, several local first-generation, limited-income students get a chance to study abroad in Florence, Italy. The program for recent high school graduates was created by Kent State’s Office of Global Education and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.    

Each year, several local first-generation, low-income students get a chance to study abroad in Florence, Italy. The program for recent high school graduates was created by Kent State’s Office of Global Education and the Division of Diversity, Equity and I Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services welcomes its second class of the Summer Experience for Emerging Diverse Scholars (SEEDS) program on June 17. The SEEDS program promotes graduate education within the college to prospective graduate students of diverse backgrounds, specifically African-American, Latino...