Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Kristyn Hibbett, '23

Public relations major Kristyn Hibbett, ‘23, recently earned a scholarship to attend a national summit on diversity, equity and inclusion in public relations in Chicago.   The 2022 Plank Center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit and Milestones in Mentoring Gala took place on Nov. 3, 2022, and Hibbett was one of 18 scho...

Students walking on campus

A recent town hall provided Kent State University's students, staff and faculty the opportunity to discuss Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality -- topics which have frequently debated across the country. The November 10, 2021, virtual town hall was provided by Kent State's Division of Diversity, Equity and...

Kent State University sign on Front Campus

About 300 people attended the first in a series of virtual town halls as the Kent State University community addresses systemic racism by learning, listening and taking action as a collective. The 90-minute Zoom session, which was geared toward faculty and staff, was held on June 9. The meeting was co-chaired by Amoaba Good...

Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., interim vice president of the Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Note: The following essay was crafted by Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., Kent State University’s interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, and chair and associate professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Created in 2009, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads the university’s efforts to incr...

Neil Cooper, Ph.D., director of the School of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Note: The following essay was crafted by Neil Cooper, Ph.D., director of Kent State University's School of Peace and Conflict Studies. The school evolved from the Center for Peaceful Change, which was established in 1971 as a “living memorial” to the students killed by the Ohio National Guard during a student protest against the Vietnam Wa...

Vice President Alfreda Brown speaks.

For nearly 11 years, Alfreda Brown, Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, has been a powerful voice for making sure no one in the university’s wide-reaching system is marginalized, discriminated against or left behind. With a heart for caring, Brown has worked to ensure that everyone feels w...

2019 New Hire Diversity Luncheon

Recently, nearly 100 people gathered at the Kent Student Center to honor and welcome new diverse faculty and staff from all Kent State campuses. Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Division of Human Resources, the event was an opportunity for attendees to network and meet other new hir...

Kent State University faculty, staff members and students took part in Saturday’s Equality March, which kicked off the inaugural Akron Pride 2017 event.

More than two dozen Kent State University faculty, staff members and students took part in Saturday’s Equality March, which kicked off the inaugural Akron Pride 2017 event. This is the first time the city of Akron has sponsored a Pride event, and the university participated as a sponsor for the day’s activities, which begin with the mar...