Public university to spend up to $75K on ‘diversity audit’

Katherine Timpf
Former Reporter

  • Student body is almost 80 percent white
  • University launched diversity initiative in 2008 to “recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student population”
  • A public university in Michigan plans to spend up to $75K on a “diversity audit.”

    Ferris State University (FSU) has completed the diversity plan it introduced in 2008, and has stated it will hire a consultant to determine how well the plan worked, according to mlive.com.

    The major goals of the plan were to “recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student population” and “hire and retain a diverse workforce,” the school’s website states. Additionally, the school created a Center for Latino Studies and fortified the offices of Multicultural Student Services and International Education according to FSU Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion David Pilgrim.

    According to data from fall 2012, Ferris State’s student body was 79 percent white, 7 percent black, 3 percent Hispanic and 2 percent Asian.

    A resolution on the audit sent to the university’s board of trustees says the audit will be completed by May 31, 2015.

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    Katherine Timpf

    Katherine Timpf

    Former Reporter
    Katherine Timpf is a former reporter for Campus Reform. Kat currently works for National Review and Fox News, where she regularly appears on hit programs such as Outnumbered, Fox and Friends, and The Greg Gutfeld Show. She is also a stand-up comic, and performs at venues throughout the country.
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