CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming is looking to hire a chief diversity officer in an effort to increase and retain minority students and faculty.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that UW spokesman Chad Baldwin says the university has been developing the diversity officer position for more than a year in an effort to promote diversity on campus.
Last fall, 12.5 percent of UW’s students were minorities. Baldwin says that number has been climbing, but it still isn’t where the university wants. Similarly, the university is also looking to increase faculty diversity.
The diversity officer’s duties will include faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention efforts. The officer will also be involved in race-based campus investigations by the university’s Title IX office.