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Crystal Hardeman- Ikem, M.A.Ed

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Inclusive Excellence


Crystal Hardeman- Ikem serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Inclusive Excellence in the Office of the Dean of Students. In this role, she serves as a primary diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Division of Student Life, provides vision, leadership, management and oversight for the Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Ron and Don Frieson Black Cultural Center.  

Check out her extended biography here. 

Favorite spot on campus and favorite UT tradition

Frieson Black Cultural Center and Torchbearer Awards Ceremony

Top 5 Clifton Strengths

Developer | Connectedness | Arranger | Positivity | Individualization


Reading, singing karaoke, playing board games, and spending time with family, especially my brilliant little boy. 

Ask me about....

Vol is A Verb and/or anything around Diversity, Inclusion, Mattering and Belonging!


Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Education, Western Kentucky University 
M.A.ED in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Western Kentucky University 
Graduate Certificate in International Student Services, Western Kentucky University

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