Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes addresses a group of Kent State students during a lecture in Merrill Hall in September 2014. The Kent State University community is saddened by the passing of former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who served the university as the President’s Ambassador from 2013-2014. Stokes, 90, passed away Aug.18 from cancer. “We were incredibly fortunate to host Congressman Stokes as our President’s Ambassador,” said Alfreda Brown, Kent State’s...

Civil Right Leader Julian Bond answers questions from the media following his Jan. 22, 2015 address at the Kent Student Center. With the recent passing of Julian Bond, the civil rights leader’s January visit to Kent State has taken on new meaning for those touched by his life and mission. The university joins the nation in mourning for Bond, who took part in a town hall meeting on Jan. 22 and later delivered the keynote address in a ceremony honoring the late Dr. Martin...

Civil Right Leader Julian Bond answers questions from the media following his Jan. 22, 2015 address at the Kent Student Center. As part of Autism Awareness Month in April, Kent State University presents “Living With Autism,” which kicks off with a presentation that will be followed by a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students studying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The events begin on April 9 at 7 p.m. Faculty, staff, students and the entire...

Civil Right Leader Julian Bond answers questions from the media following his Jan. 22, 2015 address at the Kent Student Center. The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) has elected Alfreda Brown, Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, to serve a three-year term on its board of directors beginning March 17.  NADOHE serves as a leading organization for diversity officers in higher education. Its...

Civil Right Leader Julian Bond answers questions from the media following his Jan. 22, 2015 address at the Kent Student Center. E. Timothy (Tim) Moore, assistant dean emeritus in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emeritus in the Department of Pan-African Studies, has been awarded the university’s 2015 Diversity Trailblazer Award. The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State....

Members of Kent State Kent State University held its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Julian Bond, a leader of the civil rights movement, served as keynote speaker at the event.     Prior to Bond’s keynote address, there was a memorial march from Ritchie Hall to the Kent Student...

Kent State students march toward Ritchie Hall for a ceremony to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Kent State University will hold its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Julian Bond, a leader of the civil rights movement, will serve as keynote speaker at the event. Bond’s keynote address is titled “Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm 'n Blues to Rock 'n Roll”...