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October 02, 2006

CU Follies: No Minority Quotas, Just Greater Pay For Administrators For More Minority Enrollees

I don't imagine there's any way the educational professionals at Colorado University could be swayed to let in underqualified applicants simply because they'll be paid money to do so:

Increasing the presence of minorities on campus will be part of the evaluations used to set salaries for top administrators, University of Colorado President Hank Brown said Friday. Brown, who is evaluated by the regents, said he expects to be judged by the same standard.

"If the system doesn't make progress, it's my responsibility. It's clear where the buck stops," Brown said.

Brown made his comments to a meeting of the 46-member Blue Ribbon Commission he appointed last year to make recommendations about recruiting more minority students and faculty members and improving the social climate for minorities at the Boulder campus.

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, a member of the commission, told Brown he expects more than words. Webb said the chancellors of the three CU campuses should be fired if they don't improve on the number of minorities.

Thanks to Slublog.


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