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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Karen Kassebaum, Ph.D.

Title: Director, Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence
Affiliate Faculty College of Education
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Phone: 803-576-7295
Office: Sumwalt, Suite 203 
profile of Karen Kassebaum


M.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Karen Kassebaum, PhD., serves as the director of diversity education and inclusive excellence. Kassebaum is responsible for developing, planning, and executing educational programming for faculty and staff that promotes understanding and engagement on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A first-generation college student, her diversity, inclusion, and equity related viewpoints are fueled by her own lived experiences. She is the founder of Athlete2Athlete, an organization that provides transitional mentoring and leadership development for student athletes.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.