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University of Michigan’s Diversity Staff Has Almost 100 Full-Time Employees

University of Michigan’s Diversity Staff Has Almost 100 Full-Time Employees

“administrators, officers, directors, vice-provosts, deans, consultants…”

Academia’s obsession with diversity is well documented, but this is almost unbelievable.

Intellectual Takeout reports:

The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

Year after year, media note and sometimes bemoan the ballooning cost of higher education…

Universities are large and require administrators to function, of course. The problem is there seems to be no end to the expansion. This point was recently illustrated by Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Perry, who also is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, used the University of Michigan as an example to highlight the rise of “diversicrats” (diversity bureaucrats) on today’s campuses. The numbers are astonishing.

1. The University of Michigan currently employs a diversity staff of nearly 100 (93) full-time diversity administrators, officers, directors, vice-provosts, deans, consultants, specialists, investigators, managers, executive assistants, administrative assistants, analysts, and coordinators.

2. More than one-quarter (26) of these “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000, and the total payroll for this small army is $8.4 million. When you add to cash salaries an estimated 32.45% for UM’s very generous fringe benefit package for the average employee in this group (retirement, health care, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave, paid vacation, social security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, etc.) the total employee compensation for this group tops $11 million per year. And of course that doesn’t count the cost of office space, telephones, computers and printers, printing, postage, programs, training, or travel expenses.

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The university reports an enrollment of around 46,000. Hey, that’s only $182 per student. Not a bad deal! 🙁

“More than one-quarter (26) of these “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000, and the total payroll for this small army is $8.4 million.”

The next time someone says something like, “You can major in Gender Studies or some such thing but it when you get to the real world, you’ll wish you had taken something real!” Point to this. The Something Studies path provides a very profitable and prestigious career.

It’s perfect for SJWs who want to make their own pile without contributing to a society they hate.

And I would ask, are these people truly diverse or only cosmetically diverse? In other words, are they all just different shades of the Left?

Libs are like union electricians. One guy on a ladder, four guys holding the ladder and seven watching and learning.

“In other words, are they all just different shades of the Left?”

Oh, they got both kinds, Marxists AND Leninists!

The Friendly Grizzly | June 1, 2018 at 6:41 am

With apologies to George and Ira…

“Sitting doing nothing…
“Staring off into space…
“Nice work if you can get it…
“You will if you’re the right race.”

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