Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

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:
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.

"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.
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!

4 comments:

Sarcastic Housewife #1 said...

It is interesting to me about how they wanted to make sure everyone would have a voice in the process and open forums would be held on campus with the candidates the search committee chose. Glad to see that happened!

The Red Knight said...

So what's wrong with middle-aged white men? My dad's a middle-aged white man and he's a pretty cool guy. Okay, he may not be middle-aged anymore (don't tell him I said that), but he's still cool.

April E. Coggins said...

Just wait till the new pres. finds out that Pullman doesn't even have a Wal-Mart. The town he is moving from (Columbia, MO) has THREE!

Scotty said...

I am sure that PARD would tell you that is WHY he chose to come here!