In today's issue President Judith Rodin outlines a four-point program to enhance the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority faculty and students. Sketching the history of Penn's commitment to minority presence, she lists as next steps:
A $20 million fund-raising effort, with proceeds to create an endowment for "recruitment, retention and programs of importance to diversity at Penn."
A separate effort to secure $250,000 in foundation funding for research by Penn faculty and students on the educational benefits of diversity in a university setting.
Appointment of a member of the standing faculty to serve as Special Advisor to the President; the Advisor will, among other things, monitor and report on progress made on the other three initiatives.
Volume 43 Number 4
September 17, 1996
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