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Mellon Grants $541,000 To CUNY To Enhance Faculty Diversity

The City University of New York has received a $541,000 four and one-half year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a program to enhance faculty diversity.

The CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative, a Mellon collaboration with four CUNY senior colleges, is tied to University-wide efforts to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.  Sited at Brooklyn College, City College of New York, Hunter College and Queens College, which also serve Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows, the grant will support a program for faculty mentoring and professional development. A cohort of faculty on each campus will attend research/writing seminars aimed at producing peer-review publications for a year and workshops to increase the retention rate of a diverse professoriate. University Dean Arlene Torres of the Office of Human Resources Management serves as Principal Investigator. 

“The City University of New York has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken.  “This program, which is aimed at increasing the prospects for tenure and promotion of a more diverse faculty, will further prepare students to become leaders for a new generation.  Through the Mellon Foundation’s support of active scholarship and academic professionalization required to achieve reappointment, tenure and promotion, CUNY will foster a community of dedicated faculty who will in turn support our talented and diverse student body.”  Excerpt