Not One of the 64 New Faculty Hires at the University of Kentucky Is Black

The University of Kentucky reports that for the 2007-08 academic year beginning this fall, none of the 64 new faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences will be black. The university said there were nine black candidates among the 156 finalists for the 64 positions. Three black candidates were offered positions but all three declined the job offer.

Blacks will make up 4.1 percent of the 340-member faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky. For the university as a whole, blacks are 3.4 percent of the 1,965-member faculty.