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

University of Wyoming to Hire a Diversity Coordinator



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 >>
Dr. George Ayers, Devoted Higher Ed Professional, Passes Away at 79 Dr. George Edward Louis Ayers, president of Ayers & Associates, Inc. and devoted higher education professional, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. He was 79. Dr. George Edward Louis Ayers Founded in 1989, Ayers &...
Panelists: More Work to be Done in Diversifying Graduate Education Graduate school deans at top universities from across the nation say that colleges and universities can do more to diversify graduate education and avoid bias in current admissions processes in a Thursday webinar panel sponsored by Education Testing ...
HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program Connects Alabama Students to Workforce As the home to 14 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) – the most in the country – the state of Alabama is creating an opportunity for HBCU students to gain experiential work experience with public and private industries. Nichelle...
Mentoring Emphasized at TIAA Institute Women’s Leadership Forum The importance of making an impact on higher education and creating pipelines for diverse talent were salient topics at the TIAA Institute Women’s Leadership Forum held on Thursday in New York City. Women of color will often face obstacles at inst...
Semantic Tags: