Diversity is now a lucrative industry within higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

School gets nearly $1 million from NY state university budget for ‘diversity’ hires

A New York university has been granted almost $1 million in funding from the state’s university system to support salaries of exclusively minority faculty and to increase “diversity” within the faculty.

Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system, announced a $957,000 grant from the state system budget that will span over a three year period and support select faculty members at the university.

The grant is part of the SUNY network’s new program called Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth, or “PRODiG” initiative, that seeks to “increase faculty diversity” which in turn would “renew the faculty, support student success, and promote excellence through diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences” at the college.

“The goal of this system-wide initiative,” the press release stated, “is to support SUNY campuses in their efforts to recruit and retain up to 1,000 early-to-mid-career professors from underrepresented groups by 2030.”

The funding received by the program this year will reportedly be used to support the salaries of six specific faculty members at Stony Brook University. Those who received funding from the grant were also invited to attend the PRODiG Cohort Institute, which took place December 3 as part of the 2019 SUNY Diversity Conference in Albany.

 

 
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