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Latino Daily News

Friday January 28, 2011

America’s Business Schools Seeking More Diverse Faculty Representing Changing Demographics

Since 1994 the number of minority faculty in American business school has tripled but still falls short of representing the U.S. demographic.

American business schools are realizing that just having 3.5 percent of its faculty be minorities is not enough to create a PhD pipeline, recruit minority students, create diversity in corporate America or keep up with the current U.S. demographics. 

If business schools factor in Asians as a minority their minority ranks look better though still do not reflect the minority make up of the U.S.  For example at the University of Michigan’s business school, they have a 22 percent minority staff if you factor in all minorities and 3.7 percent with you remove Asian faculty.

America’s 1,600 business schools are taking note and creating minority faculty search committees and engaging advocacy organizations to help them locate more minority candidates especially African American, Hispanic American and Native American candidates.