As America closes the first decade of the new millennium, the role of educating the ever-increasing number of people of color and other underrepresented minority groups has taken on unprecedented urgency, and the stakes will become even more consequential in the coming months and years.
The quality of life for all Americans has now become inextricably linked to a citizenry that possesses a college degree. Indeed, the college degree has replaced the high school diploma as the vehicle for sustained participation in the middle class and beyond.
The key to the achievement of this goal is knowledge and information about higher education. And when it comes to providing the information that underpins this, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has been at the forefront for the past twenty years. Leaders from academe, industry and public policy have all come to rely on this award-winning news magazine to stay abreast of the trends and issues that go to the very core of the future of this country and its place in an ever-changing world.
That a well-educated and skilled work force will evolve unaided cannot be taken for granted. Those who have kept up with the rapidly unfolding demographic shifts know all too well active participation, strategic planning and working alliances are needed to ensure that African Americans and other minority groups will succeed.
Since its founding in 1984, Black Issues In Higher Education (which is now Diverse) has been America’s premier news source for information concerning these vitally important issues. That the magazine received the 2002 Folio award as the best education publication in America only attests to how well we have carried out our mission of being the most reliable source for those who understand the importance of these issues.