In an interview earlier this month, WSU's Florida-based search consultant, Jan Greenwood, warned of the coming crunch in presidential searches. She said the vast majority of eligible candidates — sitting presidents — are white, middle-age men. That's despite increasing diversity among the next tier of administrators, such as provosts and deans.So if we don't hire a black man now, all the good ones may be taken and we will be stuck with a white guy... and our search committee was going out of its way to hire someone based on his skin color... so hurry up and hire someone!
"It remains extraordinarily difficult for women and/or people of color to move to the top, even though there are more diverse people in those provost roles," she said.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Discrimination in the President Search?
After seeing that WSU already picked a new President, the Seattle Times included the following in an article about the new President: