Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Commission Purpose and Charge

The purpose of the Presidential Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity is to shape appropriate plans, mechanisms, forums, and/or events for a continuing dialogue on issues of race and ethnicity on the KSU campus. With KSU’s changing demography, and our increasing focus on diversity, internationalism, and multiculturalism, the commission is tasked with:

  1. Addressing sensitive racial, religious, and linguistic concerns that exist on campus;

  2. Fashioning a proactive set of conversations and initiatives to guide the university's strategic emphases;

  3. Advising the President and the Chief Diversity Officer on approaches that can contribute to KSU' s goals of becoming a national leader in the higher education community with regard to how it tackles dialogue and issues; and

  4. Identifying and suggesting other activities, actions, and policies that will lead to an increased understanding and acceptance of diverse viewpoints and perspectives between and among different members and groups of KSU's diverse community. 

All Commissions are charged by and report to the President through the University's Chief Diversity Officer.

  • Academic Year 2018-2019
    Nicole Simmons (Co Chair)
    Debarati Sen (Co Chair)
    NeCall Wilson (Co Chair)


     Student Representatives

  • August
    Date: August 23, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m.
    Location: HS 4100

    Date: September 20, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m.
    Location: HS 4100

    Date: October 18, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m.
    Location: HS 4100

    Date: November 15, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m.
    Location: HS 4100

    Date: TBD
    Time: TBD
    Location: TBD

  • To request a copy of past meeting minutes, please email Erica Brown, ebrow192@kennesaw.edu.
  • Difficult Dialogue Discussion Series: The commission was charged by President Papp to bring people together in an open forum to discuss topics that may be considered sensitive or taboo, such as racial differences and racism.  The goal of the discussion series was to also establish a stronger campus awareness of CORED.