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Ohio State University Spends Millions on Over 100 ‘Diversity Administrators’

Ohio State University Spends Millions on Over 100 ‘Diversity Administrators’

“diversity staffers outnumber the staff in the Department of Economics, which is comprised of 105 people”

I used to say that diversity is an industry within higher education, but today it looks more like a racket. These are extremely well-paying jobs to do basically nothing. You want to bring down the absurdly high cost of college tuition today? Start here.

Campus Reform reports:

Ohio State spends millions on 131 diversity administrators

Ohio State University has 131 diversity administrators, 30 of whom make more than $100,000 per year, according to the university’s human resources data.

Professor Mark Perry, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, posted the information on Twitter. Campus Reform confirmed his calculations. Under Perry’s assumption that the hourly employees work a full-time schedule for 50 weeks per year, Ohio State pays $10,097,051 to diversity staffers annually. Thirty-two are hourly employees, but the average pay for the 99 salaried employees is $89,168 annually. In addition to the 131 diversity officers at the academic and administrative offices of the university, an additional ten diversity staffers are employed by the university health system’s Center for Cancer Equity.

The average diversity staffer salary could pay in-state tuition and room and board for 3.5 students each year. In total, Perry found that total annual payroll cost of diversity administrators, including benefits, could pay in-state tuition for 1,120 students.

The diversity staffers outnumber the staff in the Department of Economics, which is comprised of 105 people. The diversity staffers also outnumber the 54 faculty members in the University’s Knowlton School of Architecture.

Perry told Campus Reform that the diversity bureaucrats, which he shortens to “diversicrats,” have negligible impact on student learning while absorbing tens of thousands of dollars each year. He said, “It’s hard to know exactly what the diversicrats do all day, and it’s hard to imagine they create $13 million in value for students and Ohio taxpayers. For example, if the diversicrats all disappeared tomorrow, would the average OSU student or faculty member even notice any difference in their educational, career or campus experience? I’d say probably not.”

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The Friendly Grizzly | December 16, 2021 at 11:30 am

Tax-payer funded make-work “jobs”.

    I searched the Ohio State non-employees career web site for “Diversity Administrator” and got zero results. The careers web site for current employees and enrolled students requires an account, which I don’t have.

    Zero results lends credence to my wife’s theory that these positions were created for recent “grievance studies” graduates. Why an organization, even one as large as OSU, needs more than a handful is beyond me.

Can someone tell me how many “white” diversity officers there are?

would the average OSU student or faculty member even notice any difference in their educational, career or campus experience?

Yes, they would. The faculty and students in the various liberal arts and grievance studies departments would suddenly experience a massive gaping hole in administrative support for their foolishness.

Having huge numbers of diversicrats is a symptom, not a cause, of high tuition costs. It’s the free money in the form of government loans to students flooding into the system that’s corrupting it. Get the government out of funding schools entirely and this stuff will stop overnight.

The diversity officers at OSU have been given a great deal of power in each department. The faculty have to watch training they develop, they lecture the students about diversity, implicit bias, racism and so forth. It is my understanding the required curriculum is going to be changing in the next year or two in my daughter’s college. It is serious. Her college’s diversity officer spoke to their survey class in the autumn and told them we don’t recognize Columbus day, it is Indigenous People’s day. He is transgender, and also said it is National Coming Out Day. My child is not at OSU pursuing a degree in gender studies, and this lecture in place of her normal class was not appreciated. The University will likely be changing fundamentally in the next several years, focusing more on diversity equity etc in each department, taking time away from major area of study and forcing students into the, frankly insulting leftist viewpoint classwork.

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