Texplainer: What is a Vice Chancellor for Diversity?

Academic Shift

Hey, Texplainer: I heard that the Texas A&M University System has a vice chancellor for diversity. What is that?

One year ago, freshly minted Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp began reshaping the system to suit his vision. Among his moves was to give Frank Ashley, then the system’s vice chancellor for academic affairs, a new job: vice chancellor for recruitment and diversity.

It wasn't immediately clear, even to Ashley, what the position would entail. Ashley couldn't find anyone else in an equivalent job at the state’s other university systems. “I’m the first,” he said, when ...

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