SIUE Hiring New Faculty Members to Increase Diversity in Educators

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is hiring four new faculty members at the urging of Dr. Robin Hughes, dean of the SIUE school of education, health and human behavior, KMOV4 reported.

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The cluster hire was requested by Hughes, “who stressed the need for hiring more faculty of color,” according to KMOV4.

“We know that it not only translates in the classrooms but it also translates to sending out good folks into the workforce that are prepared for globalization,” Hughes said.

According to KMOV4, “the hires were achieved through the university’s strategic hiring funds made available through the office of the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and the office of institutional diversity and inclusion.”