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For more information about Diversity Outreach and Development or the College of Education at Kent State University, feel free to contact N.J. Akbar at or 330-672-2537.

Meet The Staff:

N. J. Akbar, Director

Favorite thing about Kent State:
The students are amazing. They are always helpful, ready and willing to assist others in their quest to achieve their goals. The students continue to inspire me to come here even more dedicated to serve them.

Favorite book:
A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind and Letters to a Young Brother:MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper

Advice to students:
Ask questions and do not let your pride get in the way of your success. You must make short-term sacrifices to reap long-term gains.

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Theresa Reed, Temporary Clerical Assistant

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Braylon Hudson, Student Program Assistant

Favorite thing about Kent State:
Kent State University has a diverse student body and everyone is willing to interact with one another. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many different people from all over the world.

Favorite book:
A Certain October by Angela Johnson

Advice to Students:
The company you keep is important. It is about quality not quantity.

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