The University of Kentucky Approves a New Diversity Plan

The board of trustees for the University of Kentucky has approved a new diversity plan for the 2011-15 period. At the current time, blacks make up 7.2 percent of the undergraduate student body and 4.9 percent of the graduate students at the university. The plan’s goal is to raise these levels to 7.7 percent, the percentage of blacks in the state’s overall population.

The plan also sets goals for retention and graduation rates of black students. Also, goals are established for the hiring of black administrators, professionals, and faculty.

Terry Allen, associate vice president for institutional equity stated, “The ultimate goal is consistency in providing opportunities that contribute to the University of Kentucky becoming an inclusive and welcoming postsecondary educational institution.”

Readers who would like to look over the entire diversity plan, can download the document here.