Black Alumni Chapter

The Black Alumni Chapter posing for a photo

Officially formed in spring 2009, the Black Alumni Chapter serves more than 11,000 alumni living in the United States.

The group holds several annual events, including a reunion at Homecoming and a social gathering on campus each spring. The chapter also supports the Black Alumni Scholarship through a variety of fundraising initiatives. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events.

For more information about the Black Alumni Chapter, please visit the Black Alumni Chapter Facebook page

Alumni Spotlight

Kent State Graduate Serves as Artistic Director of DC JazzFest

Photo of Willard Jenkins, ’73

Since his days as an undergraduate student at Kent State University, one might say jazz has been the soundtrack of Willard Jenkins’, ’73, life.

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Chapter Contacts

Do you want to learn more about the Black Alumni Chapter? Please contact Kent State Alumni at or the following chapter leaders:

Silas Ashley, '74

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Upcoming Events

Kent State Alumni hosts many events in your area. From sporting events to cultural events, there is always something going on in your area that allows you to connect with other Kent State alumni.