University of Wyoming to Hire a Diversity Coordinator - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

University of Wyoming to Hire a Diversity Coordinator

Email




by Associated Press

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming president has announced plans to create a diversity coordinator position and form a committee tasked with increasing inclusivity on campus.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that university spokesman Chad Baldwin says the new position was created in response to concerns about the lack of diversity on campus.

President Dick McGinity said in a news release that the diversity coordinator position will be created immediately. The Diversity Strategic Planning Committee is expected to release a plan in February.

The president’s announcement comes after allegations last month that a group of high school students visiting the university were racially profiled.

The group was suspected of shoplifting at the campus bookstore and detained by police. A search of their belongings turned up no sign of stolen merchandise.

 

RELATED ARTICLES >>
New Questions in NSSE Survey Spark Important Conversations A topical module around inclusiveness and engagement with cultural diversity debuted in this year’s NSSE survey, and the results prompted discussions around teaching practices. Every year since 2000, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSS...
Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump’s presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music...
Colleges Wrestle with Issue of Using Students’ Fees for Controversial Speakers Katherine Kerwin didn’t like to see a portion of the student fees she pays being spent to bring conservative speaker Ben Shapiro to the University of Wisconsin. Kerwin didn’t agree with Shapiro’s criticism of what he said were attempts to chill fr...
Pennsylvania Education Leader Going Extra Mile for Diversity  Long bike rides are an annual tradition for Dr. John Sygielski, who spent several weeks biking from New Orleans to Nashville this summer, traveling along the Natchez Trace Parkway and passing through Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Along the w...
Semantic Tags: