Monday, December 22, 2014

Guion named chair of statewide diversity association


Kent Guion, GRU's Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Kent Guion, GRU’s Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kent Guion, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Georgia Regents University, has been named the founding chair of the Georgia Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (GADOHE).

The mission of GADOHE is to provide leadership and advocacy for inclusive excellence, offer a forum for the exchange of ideas and professional development for higher education diversity officers, and to promote research and evidence-based policies, programs and solutions to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Guion joined GRU in 2003 as associate dean of academic affairs for the university’s College of Allied Health Sciences. Before that he was the associate dean and director of the Center for Rural Health and Research at Georgia Southern University.

Guion is a member of GRU’s Global Affairs Council and serves on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s Advisory Committee of Chief Diversity Officers. He is a 2009 graduate of the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Augusta program.

Guion received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and master’s and M.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.

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