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Kent State University | Initiative Honors



Provost's Faculty Associates for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The purpose of the Provost’s Faculty Associates for DEI is to support recruitment and retention efforts focused on inclusion and the populations of underrepresented faculty, staff and students. These efforts will support increased numbers of highly qualified faculty, staff and students to join the academy of teachers and scholars at Kent State University (KSU).  Efforts will enable new hires and new students to focus their attention and talents on areas of priority for personal and professional success while building a more inclusive environment at KSU.  Faculty members with curiosity, passion, ideas, and leadership skills, and who are committed to serving others and strengthening KSU's diversity will be selected as associates.

 President's Ambassadorship

The President's Ambassadorship is a vehicle for securing the services of a local, high-level person of color who will serve as a catalyst for change, promoting pluralistic understanding and mutual respect among diverse constituencies of students, staff, faculty and administrators at Kent State University.

 Diversity Trailblazer Award

The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State University. The award is given to those individuals who have displayed exemplary contributions in the area of diversity to the University Community.