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In the Wake of Social Protests, Colleges and Universities Hire Chief Diversity Officers



by Arrman Kyaw

In the wake of ongoing protests, followed by a string of police brutality cases against unarmed Black men and women in 2020, colleges and universities began spotlighting racial injustices on their campuses.

Although perhaps not directly prompted by the summer’s protests, higher ed institutions also began hiring chief diversity officers in droves to help address diversity, equity and inclusion – and other related matters – on campus.

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