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Bucking a Trend?

Purdue University, now headed by former Indiana governor and budget-cutter Mitch Daniels, has eliminated the position of chief diversity officer. The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that the provost will now take on that role.

Inside Higher Ed contacted the president of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, who didn’t like the change. “It’s like eliminating a chief financial officer and saying, the president will now oversee university finances,” said Benjamin D. Reese, Jr..

Of course, the national trend in more in Reese’s favor, as this article about the growth of diversity officers in the UNC system indicates.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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