ERIC Number: EJ931404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
More than Tolerance
Levine, R. F.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n10 p9-11 Jun 2011
Allegheny College is the 32nd oldest college in the nation. In 2015 it will celebrate its bicentennial. The college has rigorous standards and is dedicated to the ideal of providing a transformative education to ambitious, talented students regardless of their social or financial means. Set in rural northwestern Pennsylvania, this predominantly White residential college (student population 2,100) has pledged to diversify its faculty and student body. It's an impressive story of determination that has resulted in the creation of a chief diversity officer position. In 2010, award-winning educator and administrator Dr. Lawrence T. Potter was hired as chief diversity officer, associate dean of the college and tenured professor of English. He also is a member of the college's Administrative Executive Committee, the institution's highest governing body. As chief diversity officer and associate dean of the college, he will have broad influence over many aspects of campus and community life, especially with regards to faculty as well as the curriculum and co-curriculum in efforts to advance and sustain diversity initiatives at the college.
Descriptors: Colleges, Talent, Deans, Administrators, Rural Schools, Profiles, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Groups, Transformative Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania