What’s driving increased hiring of presidents of color?

From Inside Higher Ed: “A full quarter of the presidents hired from June 2020 through November 2021 were Black, and the proportion of Latino presidents who were appointed roughly doubled from the previous 18 months. … Eddie R. Cole, associate professor of higher education and history at the University of California, Los Angeles, offered context about the current moment based on his study of the civil rights era, when colleges also sought to diversify their leadership (for a while). … ‘I think you were spot-on in looking at these numbers both 18 months before and 18 months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, because that’s just a reminder of how higher education is so deeply shaped and interwoven with society at large.’”

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