Meanwhile in a nondescript American college...
How do we make sure that in future years “we are not as white as we are today?”
University President Bruce Shepard said it best:
There were 7 faculty searches we chose to keep open in order to search again this year. There were 3 open positions that were filled as part of dual career accommodations for current faculty. For the 29 remaining, 58% of the hires were women and 17% were faculty of color. Both percentages represent significant jumps up.
Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as a university. You showed, in the numbers I just gave, that you are not about to let such failure happen. From the bottom of my soul – for there is nothing I care more deeply about – I say “Thank you, all.”
Such improving numbers remain, of course, just a start.For de chilluns r yor futur!
And this is our future: