IU's minority recruiting falling short of goal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana University's efforts to recruit more black students and faculty to its Bloomington campus have fallen well short of the school's goals, but some on campus hope a key hiring in a campus diversity office will help turn the tide.

Graduate student Carl Darnell tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/ZLCads ) IU figures show African-Americans have accounted for an average of 4 percent of students since 1975. That's despite a 2007 goal to double underrepresented minority students by 2013-14.

President Michael McRobbie says minority numbers on IU's other campuses have improved but acknowledges it has been harder to recruit minority students to the Bloomington campus.

University officials have hired a new associate vice president for the office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs to help guide minority leadership programs.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206182681 - wndu.com/a?a=206182681