ERIC Number: EJ701954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-25
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On the Right Path: Millersville President's Personal Commitment to Minority Student Recruitment, Retention Brings Her to Historic Post
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n3 p28 Mar 2004
At 150 years old, Millersville University is still making history. One of its defining moments came just one year ago when Dr. Francine McNairy was appointed as the first Black and first female president of the Pennsylvania college founded by six politically connected White businessmen and educators in 1855. "Fran's recognition continues to mature us as an institution," said Dr. Dennis Downey, a Millersville professor and historian. "She now stands as a symbol of the social and cultural change on our campus." Cradled amid the green vistas of the state's Amish country, Millersville is one of 14 schools within the state system of higher education. It has been rated as one of the top regional schools in the North by U.S. News' and World Report.
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, Regional Schools, Student Recruitment, Minority Groups, Student Diversity, African American Students, College Students, College Presidents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania