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Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Hosts Leadership Workshop

Posted Jul. 29, 2013
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Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Ph.D., will
facilitate a leadership workshop at Kent
State on Aug. 22. The workshop,
sponsored by the Division of Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion, is designed for
department chairs, deans and campus

Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is sponsoring a leadership workshop designed for Kent State department chairs, deans and campus leaders. The workshop, “Mentoring Throughout the Academic Year: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability,” will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1-3 p.m. in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center. The workshop will be facilitated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Ph.D.

Rockquemore works with organizational leaders to facilitate discussions about reimagining how mentoring occurs on college campuses. She describes the challenges that all pre-tenure faculty face on the tenure-track and the unique challenges underrepresented faculty experience. The workshop will culminate in a description of alternative models for internal and external mentoring programs.

Rockquemore is president of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity and the politics of racial categorization. She is author of the books: Beyond Black and Raising Biracial Children, as well as more than two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth.

After Rockquemore became a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for professional development, writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with underrepresented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. Through the NCFDD, Rockquemore provides workshops for new faculty at colleges across the United States, writes a weekly advice column for Inside Higher Ed, and works with a select group of new faculty each semester in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program.

For questions and/or registration, please contact Diane Matasek at 330-672-8540 or

For more information about Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, visit