Virginia Tech President Wants to Double Minority Enrollments - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Virginia Tech President Wants to Double Minority Enrollments

Email




by Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. ― Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands is calling on the university to double its enrollment of underrepresented minority groups over the next six years.

The Roanoke Times reports that currently, about 12 percent of Tech’s students are Black, Hispanic or of Pacific Islander descent.

Sands said during a board of visitors meeting Monday that he wants that to be increased to 25 percent by 2022.

Asian students represent the largest minority bloc at nine percent and are not considered underrepresented.

Sands also said the university should increase students who are first-generation college students or who come from poorer homes by four percent in the same time period. That would raise that figure to 15 percent.

 Sands also said he hopes the university can hire more underrepresented minorities in the future.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Rodriguez: Liberation or Social Justice? Was the early Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s involved with social justice issues? That is what one of my students excitedly wanted to know, after returning from a national conference in which the primary theme was social justice. The stud...
Education Advocates Uneasily Awaiting Trump Budget With the threat of a government shutdown looming at the end of this week, it is clear that hammering out a budget in Congress will not be an easy process. Amid the broader conversation about funding issues, which has often been dominated by President...
Ann Coulter’s Backers at UC Berkeley File Lawsuit BERKELEY, Calif. — University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students’ rights to free sp...
FAMU’s Potential Freshman Class Up by a Third TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Officials at Florida A&M University credit an intensive recruitment drive with increasing by more than a third the number of potential freshmen in next fall’s incoming class. University officials at the historically Black s...
Semantic Tags: