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ERIC Number: ED446693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 18
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Desegregation and Diversity: The Paradox of a Historically Black University's Successful Mission Refinement. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Nazeri, Janet Lea; Nazeri, Mehdi
This paper explores the effects and implications of mission refinement and desegregation efforts at a historically black university by analyzing 15-year student enrollment trend data. Lincoln University, founded in 1866, is an 1890 land-grant comprehensive institution that is part of the Missouri state system of higher education. As one of tow historically black colleges in Missouri, Lincoln has survived the challenge of maintaining an identity and state presence as a historically black university while simultaneously emphasizing the need for integration and a diverse student population. The university's mission statement emphasized racial diversity and the extent of racial heterogeneity in student enrollment from 1983 to 1998. To complete this analysis, historical trend data were analyzed to determine the effect of the mission statement on student enrollment. Finding show that the mission statement has been the catalyst for achieving racial diversity. Lincoln is the only 4-year state institution in Missouri to have achieved diversity in student enrollment, and, as such, it serves as a multicultural model. An appendix contains a chart of enrollment data. (Contains 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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