May 12, 2008
President issues report on diversity
The 2007 academic year saw small but measurable progress in the University’s efforts to become a more diverse and welcoming community, President Seligman says in the second annual report on diversity.
To accelerate these efforts, Seligman announced that Lynne Davidson, vice provost for faculty development and diversity, will begin focusing fulltime on diversity and inclusiveness issues rather than halftime, as is the current arrangement. A member of the President’s Cabinet, Davidson is charged with providing further recommendations by October for strengthening the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
The president’s review highlights University-wide efforts to promote diversity, from funding and training initiatives aimed at recruiting underrepresented minority faculty to scholarship programs for Rochester City School District students.
To read the entire report, visit www.rochester.edu/president/memos/2008/diversity_report.html.