Historically Black Miles College Seeks Hispanic Students

Miles College, the historically black college in Fairfield, Alabama, has 1,700 students. None of these students are of Hispanic origin.

But the college sees the Hispanic community as a fertile recruiting ground. It has hired two recruiters based in Nevada to actively recruit Hispanic students. The college hopes to increase enrollments to 2,500 students over the next few years and believes that it will have to increase the racial diversity of the student body to do so.

George T. French, president of Miles College, told the Birmingham News, “It will benefit our black students to interact with Spanish-speaking peoples.”