Cornell University Reorganizes Diversity Efforts

Cornell University, the Ivy League educational institution in Ithaca, New York, has announced a reorganization of its student diversity program with the goal of “raising the priority given to concerns of underrepresented and minority students.”

The current Office of Minority Educational Affairs will be renamed the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives. A new assistant vice provost for academic diversity initiatives will be hired to head the new office.

The university has also created a new position with the title, associate dean of students for intercultural programs. This official will oversee the African Latino Asian Native American (ALANA) group and other multicultural programs on campus. The university also plans to hire an associate dean for inclusion and professional development for the university’s graduate schools.