Dr Alfreda Brown
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In the fall of 2009, Dr. Alfreda Brown was appointed as the inaugural vice president and chief diversity officer for the division of diversity, equity and inclusion at Kent State University. Its mission is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across all eight Kent State campuses. Alfreda has responsibility for the executive leadership and management of Kent State University’s diversity and inclusion matters, leading strategic diversity planning for the university and ensuring successful implementation of related policies, programs, and projects. Alfreda is author of the book Word Up – Inspirations, Meditations and Prayers to Help You Face Challenges in Life. Dr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.